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ISRO espionage: SC to hear on March 11 CBI's plea against anticipatory bail to four

The high court had on August 13 last year granted anticipatory bail to former Gujarat DGP R B Sreekumar, two former police officers of Kerala — S Vijayan and Thampi S Durga, and a retired intelligence official P S Jayaprakash — in connection with the case.

February 25, 2022 / 07:13 PM IST

The Supreme Court Friday said it would hear on March 11 the CBI’s plea against the Kerala High Court order granting anticipatory bail to four persons, including a former Director-General of Police (DGP), in a case about the alleged framing of scientist Nambi Narayanan in the 1994 ISRO espionage case.

The high court had on August 13 last year granted anticipatory bail to former Gujarat DGP R B Sreekumar, two former police officers of Kerala — S Vijayan and Thampi S Durga, and a retired intelligence official P S Jayaprakash — in connection with the case.

Sreekumar was then the Deputy Director of the Intelligence Bureau.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and C T Ravikumar that he needed some time as the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) S V Raju assisting the court in the matter is in some personal difficulty and some documents are still awaited.