Nambi Narayanan's long battle for justice | Timeline

Nambi Narayanan's long battle for justice | Timeline
Narayanan said that he would continue to fight until 'those behind the fabricated case' were jailed.

Former Indian Space Research Organisation scientist Nambi Narayanan, who was framed in the notorious ISRO espionage scandal, has been awarded a compensation of Rs 50 lakh by the Supreme Court. Narayanan, who has been fighting a long legal battle of 24 years, said he would continue his battle until 'those behind the fabricated case' were jailed.


October 1994: The Kerala Police arrest Maldvian national Mariam Rasheeda in Thiruvananthapuram for 'obtaining drawings of ISRO rocket engines'

November: The police arrest scientist Nambi Narayanan, director of cryogenic project, for 'selling secrets to Pakistan'

November: The police also arrest deputy director D Sasikumaran, Indian representative of Russian space agency K Chandrasekar, labour contactor SK Sharma, Maldvian friend of Mariam Rasheeda - Fauziya Hassan

December: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) takes over the probe

January 1995: Court grants bail to ISRO scientists, businessmen

April 1996: CBI says no evidence to back the charges raised by the Kerala Police and that espionage case is false, The central body files report in chief judcial magisterage

Nambi Narayanan's long battle for justice | Timeline
Maldvian national Mariam Rasheeda was arrested in Thiruvananthapuram for obtaining drawings of ISRO rocket engines

May: While accepting CBIs report, court acquits all accused in the spy case

March 1998: NHRC awards him an interim compensation of Rs 10 lakh

April: Supreme Court directs Kerala government to pay cost of Rs 1 lakh to Narayanan

May: SC quashes the Kerala government move to launch another investigation

1999: Narayanan files a suit for compensation

September 2012: Kerala High Court directs the state government to pay Rs 10 lakh to Narayanan

April 2017: SC begins hearing Narayanan's plea to initiate criminal proceedings against police officers, including Siby Mathews, who allegedly fabricated the case against him

May 2018: Bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra says Narayanan has to be given compensation

September: 3-judge SC bench orders Rs 50 lakh compensation

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