Nambi Narayan
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Former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan has moved the Kerala High Court seeking justice against the National Human Rights Commission's decision not to take action against investigative officials, who he said had framed him in the 1994 espionage case.

The scientist had earlier filed a plea with the NHRC, seeking action against officials including ADGP Siby Mathews, former SPs KK Joshwa and S Vijayan for allegedly torturing him during the probe.

The panel had closed the proceedings based on the HC decision that no disciplinary action needed to be taken against the retired officials.

However, Narayan argued that the court decision dealt with disciplinary action alone and that it would not affect the NHRC, which was dealing with human rights violations.

The petition said that the NHRC should have completed the final inquiry as per section 18 of Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, reported The Times of India.

Nambi Narayanan, who was falsely charged for espionage at the ISRO in 1994, was later given a clean chit by the Central Bureau of Investigation. A chief judicial magistrate court dropped charges against him in 1996.

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