Jain Commission starts probe, collects statements from former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan

The three-member committee is set up in the Secretariat until December 15, while former justice DK Jain joins via online
Jain Commission starts probe, collects statements from former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan

The DK Jain Committee, formed by the Supreme Court of India, has started probing into the conspiracy behind the ISRO spy case. The committee is trying to uncover evidence of a conspiracy that led the “police to fabricate a case and implicate former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan in it.”

The committee had called Nambi Narayanan to collect his statements at the Secretariat Annexe. The committee members VK Senthil — Former additional Chief Secretary — and retired IAS officer DK Prasad are at the venue, while former justice DK Jain is attending via online.

The Supreme Court had set up the committee in 2018, following the order in a case filed by former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan against the investigating officers of the 1994 case. The apex court put in charge former SC Justice DK Jain as committee chairman.

The committee is set up in Thiruvananthapuram, at the Secretariat until tomorrow. The Union Home Ministry had instructed the state government to provide necessary facilities for the commission’s functioning. Considering the committee’s sensitive function, the Centre has explicitly instructed the Kerala police chief to be in charge of providing the committee security. The state government will provide housing, transportation, office space, internet facilities, and many more, under the Supreme Court’s recommendations.

The committee will probe into the top officers — Siby Mathew, KK Joshua, and S Vijayan — who were in charge of the original case. Narayanan had filed a case against them for “cooking up espionage charges” against him. The original plea, filed with the Kerala High Court, was dismissed, and Narayanan had gone to the apex court. The apex court granted him compensation as well as a committee to probe into the actions of the police officers.

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