Kochi: Former Kerala police officer S Vijayan on Wednesday alleged earlier than the Kerala High Court that ex-ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan influenced the CBI investigation in the 1994 espionage case in opposition to him by coming into into land offers value crores with the then investigating officers of the company.
Vijayan, together with 17 different former Kerala police and IB officers, is going through a CBI probe for allegedly falsely implicating Narayanan and a few others in the 1994 spying case.
On Wednesday, his lawyer told Justice R Narayana Pisharadi that he had positioned earlier than the trial courtroom encumbrance certificates of a number of acres of land in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu which present Narayanan or his son as energy of lawyer holders.
These lands have been bought to the CBI officers, Vijayan has alleged in the excessive courtroom and contended that this materials was ample for the trial courtroom to order an investigation below the Prevention of Corruption Act in opposition to the scientist and the company officers.
The excessive courtroom, nonetheless, mentioned that encumbrance certificates don’t show sale of land and requested Vijayan to indicate the precise sale deeds.
The excessive courtroom additionally mentioned that sanction to prosecute would even be required for the trial courtroom to order an investigation.
It additional mentioned that the trial courtroom had solely rejected Vijayan’s grievance and didn’t dismiss it and subsequently, he can transfer a contemporary grievance there together with all of the related paperwork.
The excessive courtroom mentioned it would cross an order on admission of Vijayan’s plea and can challenge discover to all of the events, together with Narayanan, as all of them should be heard.
Vijayan’s lawyer told the excessive courtroom that preparations have been underway to acquire data of the sale deeds in relation to the encumbrance certificates.
Vijayan and three others have been granted anticipatory bail by the excessive courtroom in August in the CBI’s conspiracy case in opposition to them.
Besides the 4, 14 others are named as accused in the case for varied offences, together with legal conspiracy, kidnapping and fabrication of proof in reference to the arrest and detention of Narayanan in the espionage case.
Besides Narayanan, two Maldivian ladies — Mariyam Rasheeda and Fouziyya Hassan — have been additionally arrested and detained in the case. The two ladies have been jailed for over three years earlier than being launched.
The two Maldives nationals lately moved the CBI requesting it to position earlier than the Supreme Court their declare for damages of Rs 2 crore from every of the 18 officers who’re arrayed as accused in the conspiracy case being probed by the company.
The ladies have urged the company to position their declare for damages earlier than the apex courtroom when it hears CBI’s attraction in opposition to the Kerala High Court order granting anticipatory bail to the 4 accused – a former DGP of Gujarat, two former law enforcement officials of Kerala, and a retired intelligence official – in the conspiracy case being probed by the company.
The company, in its attraction, has sought cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to the 4 accused by the excessive courtroom on August 13.