Happy Narayanan got jus­tice: Ra­man

The New Indian Express - - TAMIL NADU / SOUTH -

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.

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