Ex­ISRO chief sum­moned in An­tri­Devas case

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A spe­cial court on Satur­day sum­moned for­mer ISRO chair­man G Mad­ha­van Nair and oth­ers as ac­cused in the An­trixDevas deal case.

Spe­cial judge Viren­der Ku­mar Goyal di­rected Nair, A Bhaskar Narayana Rao, the then di­rec­tor in ISRO, KR Srid­har Murthy, the then ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of An­trix, for­mer ad­di­tional sec­re­tary in the depart­ment of space (DoS) Veena S Rao and oth­ers to ap­pear be­fore the court here on De­cem­ber 23.

The court passed the di­rec­tions af­ter tak­ing cog­ni­sance of the CBI charge sheet filed in the mat­ter.

The probe agency had on Au­gust 11 last year filed a charge sheet against the ac­cused, al­leg­ing they had caused a loss of ₹578 crore to the ex­che­quer by abus­ing their of­fi­cial po­si­tion to favour a pri­vate com­pany.

The case re­lates to leas­ing of S-Band, a re­stricted wave­length of the INSAT satel­lites to de­liver video, mul­ti­me­dia and in­for­ma­tion ser­vices to mo­bile re­ceivers and phones to Devas Mul­ti­me­dia.

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