Thiruvananthapuram: K Muraleedharan, the son of former Kerala chief minister K Karunakaran, on Monday reiterated he would go to any extent to clear his late father's name in the 1994 ISRO spying case that later proved to be a dud. "I am yet to get a reply from Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on the demand I made that action should be taken against the three (now retired) police officers who investigated the case," Muraleedharan told reporters here. The case had seen Karunakaran's downfall in 1996.
Should Chandy not reply, Muraleedharan said he "will go ahead with legal steps because my father was haunted by this case for no fault of his". "My father was ousted from the chief minister's post following a conspiracy and this had the support of (then prime minister) P.V. Narasimha Rao," he added. The Central Bureau of Investigation had asked the Kerala government to take action against the three officers after the Supreme Court ordered the closure of the case in 1996 and the freeing of the five accused, including Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist S. Nambi Narayanan.
The case once again came to the fore last month when a division bench of the Kerala High Court upheld an order of the National Human Rights Commission awarding compensation of Rs.1 million to Narayanan. Soon after that, Muraleedharan wrote to Chandy demanding action against the three police officers. Narayanan, along with another ISRO official, two Maldivian women and a businessman were arrested
02:32 PM, Oct 15, 2012
New Delhi/ Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Opposition leader and UDF's Chief Ministerial front runner Oommen Chandy, KPCC President Ramesh Chennithala and late leader K Karunakaran's son K Muraleedharan figure in the Congress list of 81 candidates for the April 13 assembly polls in the state. The list, drawn up after marathon discussions in Delhi on Wednesday night and endorsed by the party high command, was released on Wednesday night. Chandy will seek...
10:54 AM, Mar 23, 2011
Thiruvananthapuram: The general practice in the Congress was that it would not project a leader as chief ministerial candidate during campaign for assembly elections, former KPCC president K Muraleedharan, who was recently taken back to the party, said on Monday. Addressing a meet-the-press programme here, he said the leader of the Congress legislature Party (CLP) would normally be chosen by the Legislature Party after the elections and it would be...
02:06 PM, Mar 07, 2011
London: Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan has suffered a hairline fracture of his right thumb and will bat on the final day of the second Test at Lord's here on Tuesday only if absolutely necessary, a team spokesman said. Dilshan himself initially played down the extent of his injury after twice being hit on the thumb by England fast bowler Chris Tremlett while making 193 - the highest individual Test...
12:12 AM, Feb 02, 2008