Nambi Narayanan pens his side of espionage saga

Even as former DGP Siby Mathews has raked up the 1994 ISRO spy scandal in his upcoming autobiography, another book which narrates the flip side of the story is set to hit the stands soon.

Published: 03rd June 2017 01:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd June 2017 05:34 AM   |  A+A-

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Even as former DGP Siby Mathews has raked up the 1994 ISRO spy scandal in his upcoming autobiography, another book which narrates the flip side of the story is set to hit the stands soon. S Nambi Narayanan, one of the accused in the spy case whose name was later cleared by the CBI and the Supreme Court, said on Friday his biography will be out in July. 


He plans to publish the book in Malayalam and English, but the latter version will be the first to get published. “The English version is ready. The name of the book and the photographs are being finalised,” he said. Ever since his acquittal by the Supreme Court in 1998, the former space scientist has been involved in gritty court battles seeking action against Siby Mathews and other police officers who investigated the case.

A part of the book deals with the spy case, which ruined his career and rocked the scientific and political landscape. Nambi Narayanan, along with other ISRO scientists, was charged of leaking confidential information to two Maldivian women in 1994.

The CBI dismissed the charges in 1996, and the SC upheld the CBI conclusion in 1998. In September 2012, the Kerala High Court had upheld a National Human Rights Commission ruling that he be paid `10 lakh as interim relief. 


Earlier this year, thEarlier this year, the Supreme Court had decided to hear Narayanan’s plea seeking action against Mathews and other cops.

The revelations made by Siby Mathews in his upcoming book should have been made 23 years ago, former ISRO space scientist Nambi Narayanan said. “I haven’t seen the book, but going by reports, he could have said all this 23 years ago. Why did he wait 23 years to make the disclosures?” Nambi Narayanan said.

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