The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea by a former Indian Space Research Organisation scientist seeking compensation and action against the Kerala Police officers accused of falsely implicating him in a spying case, reported ANI. Nambi Narayanan was accused of selling secrets pertaining to ISRO’s cryogenic programme to women who were allegedly acting as spies for Russia, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence and other countries.

Narayanan is among the six accused in the case. Narayanan, Bengaluru-based businessmen Chandrasekharan and SK Sharam were arrested in November 1994 on charges of espionage.

The case was later handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation. In its final report to the chief judicial magistrate in April 1996, the CBI said there was lack of evidence to substantiate the charges.

All the six accused were acquitted by a division bench of the Kerala High Court. The court had said there was no need to take action against the former director general of police and two retired Superintendents of Police KK Joshua and S Vijayan. In 2015, Narayanan moved the Supreme Court seeking criminal and disciplinary action against the officers. He accused them of falsely implicating him in the case.