Friday, February 24, 2012

Prof Roddam Narasimha quits Space Commission

Protesting the government's decision to blacklist four scientists including former ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair, top space scientist Professor Roddam Narasimha quit as the member of the Space Commission.

Narasimha said that the committee probing the controversial Antrix-Devas deal has submitted the report finding no evidence of fraud committed by Nair and other scientists.

He expressed his distress over the humiliation of former scientists saying the action taken against them, who have spent their whole professional lives working for the nation, was unjustified.

Narasimha's resignation came after Nair and three others were blacklisted on the basis of two official reports on the based on two official reports on the Antrix-Devas deal.

A panel comprising of Narasimha and BK Chaturvedi had submitted a report stating there was no financial loss due to cheap selling of spectrum in the deal.

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