SC quashes Kerala HC order granting anticipatory bail to 4 in ISRO espionage case

Updated: Dec 2 2022 11:24AM

New Delhi, Dec 2 (PTI) The Supreme Court Friday quashed the Kerala High Court  order granting anticipatory bail to four people, including a former Director General of Police (DGP), in a case of alleged frame-up of scientist Nambi Narayanan in the 1994 ISRO espionage matter.

A bench of Justices M R Shah and C T Ravikumar remanded the matter back to the high court and directed it to decide the issue within four weeks.

"All these appeals allowed. Impugned orders granting anticipatory bail passed by HC are quashed and set aside. All matters are remitted back to the HC to be decided afresh on it own merits. This court had not observed anything on merits for either of the parties.