Antony had no role in ISRO spy case: Chandy

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 11:50 hrs

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday said Defence Minister A.K. Antony had no role in the 1994 ISRO spy case.

"Not a single person will ever mention that Antony had any role in that case. The case was of interest only to the media and also to some political parties," Chandy told reporters here.

The Central Bureau of Investigation had asked the Kerala government to take action against three police officers after the Supreme Court ordered the closure of the case in 1996 and the freeing of the five accused, including Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist S. Nambi Narayanan.

Narayanan, along with another ISRO official, two Maldivian women and a businessman were arrested in 1994.

Last month, the Kerala High Court upheld an order of the National Human Rights Commission awarding compensation of Rs.1 million to Narayanan.

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