Happy Narayanan got justice: Raman
FORMER DGP Raman Srivastava, who was the Southern Range IG when the ISRO Spy Case hit the headlines, said he was happy about the apex court’s decision to award compensation for Nambi Narayanan. Srivastava, who now serves as police adviser to CM Pinarayi Vijayan, said the Supreme Court has given some justice to the scientist, whose trailblazing career was cut short by spy allegations.
“I am very happy with the verdict. I am more happy for the sake of Nambi Narayanan because it has given some justice to him,” said Srivastava.
The Kerala Police special team headed by then-DIG Siby Mathews had arrested Narayanan on charges of espionage in 1994. It was also alleged that Srivastava had passed on classified info on Aeronautical Defence Establishment, Bengaluru to outsiders.
This allegation proved detrimental to the image of the 1973 batch IPS officer, who had to face the music though he was backed to the hilt by the then CM K Karunakaran, who opined that action should not be taken against the officer without any evidence.
“The case threatened my career,” Srivastava recollected.
However, he did not comment more as he felt the topic was still subjudice because of the appointment of a judicial commission to probe the role of three police officers including Mathews.
“That is another reason for me to be happy. Because now it will be revealed who launched the conspiracy,” he said.