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Former ISRO chiefs mum on Antrix-Devas reports

Last Updated: Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 19:38

Bangalore: Former chiefs of ISRO on Sunday chose
to keep mum on the findings of the two reports based on which
punitive action has been taken against four space scientists
on the Antrix-Devas deal.

"... I am shutting myself from this. I am not saying
anything. Don`t pursue this with me," former ISRO Chairman K
Kasturirangan said.

Another former ISRO chief Prof UR Rao also declined to
comment on the reports.

The Department of Space had last night made public the
report of the High Power Review Committee made up of BK
Chaturvedi and Prof Roddam Narasimha and (only) conclusions
and recommendations of the five-member high-level team (HLT),
headed by former Chief Vigilance Commissioner Pratyush Sinha.

The Sinha committee indicted former ISRO chief Madhavan
Nair and three other senior scientists, A Bhaskaranarayana, K
R Sridhara Murthi and KN Shankara for acts of commission in
the deal.

It said the deal lacked transparency and recommended action
against the scientists, all of whom have retired.


First Published: Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 19:38
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