more-news

ISRO ex-scientist slaps defamation case on ex-policeman

New Delhi, Jan 2 : Former space scientist Nambi Narayanan Thursday filed a defamation case in a court here against former Gujarat director general of police R.B. Sreekumar for allegedly making "false statements".


Narayanan, a former scientist with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), alleged that Sreekumar tarnished his image by making false statements.

He said in his plea that Sreekumar made "vexatious statements" against him during a debate on a news channel in November last year.

The matter will be taken up by a court here Friday, court sources said.

The now retired scientist said the former police officer had also filed a "politically motivated" false criminal defamation complaint against him and others before a court here.

Sreekumar filed a defamation case in November 2013 against Narayanan, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, party president Rajnath Singh and spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi for hatching a conspiracy to defame him.

According to the petition, as part of the plan, Lekhi gave an interview to a TV channel where she alleged that Sreekumar played into the hands of America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and falsely implicated Narayanan in an espionage case.

In 1994, Narayanan was implicated in an espionage case for allegedly leaking defence secrets to Maldivian intelligence officers.

Narayanan was then working as a scientist in the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, while Sreekumar was serving as deputy director of the Intelligence Bureau in Thiruvananthapuram (1992-1995).

However, a Central Bureau of Investigation probe found that Narayanan was innocent.

--IANS (Posted on 02-01-2014)

more-news headlines

Maoists blow up school in Bihar

Pleasant Monday morning in Delhi

BJP chief Rajnath Singh has no cars

Madhya Pradesh: Minor gangraped in moving bus

SC should order BJP leader Giriraj's arrest: Soz

AAP Delhi legislator arrested, gets bail

File FIR against Kishtwar police chief, directs poll official

NC is a public movement: Omar

"Rahul can't handle Amethi, how will he run the nation"

FIR filed against Giriraj Singh

Giriraj's statement irresponsible: Sushil Modi

Omar asks Geelani to identify Modi "emissaries"

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top