A top ISRO scientist on Tuesday alleged that he was poisoned in 2017.
A top ISRO scientist on Tuesday claimed that he was poisoned three years ago. Tapan Misra alleged he was poisoned with deadly arsenic trioxide on May 23, 2017, during a promotion interview at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru.
He said that a “Fatal dose was probably mixed” with chutney along with Dosa, in snacks after lunch.
Mr Misra is superannuating at the end of this month is working as a Senior Advisor at ISRO.
He had served as Director of Ahmedabad-based Space Application Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), earlier.
In a Facebook post titled ”Long Kept Secret”, Mr Misra further claimed that in July 2017,the security personnel from the Home Affairs met him and alerted him of arsenic poisoning, which helped the doctors to focus on the exact remedy.
Mr Misra claimed that after he was poisoned, he suffered from health issues including severe breathing difficulty, unusual skin eruptions, skin shedding and fungal infections.
The medical report supporting his claim Arsenic toxication diagnosed by the AIIMS, New Delhi, was posted on the social media platform.
He alleged that the motive behind poisoning the top ISRO scientist was to remove a scientist ho had the credit of critical contribution. He had contributions towards the very large military and commercial significance, like expertise in building Synthetic Aperture Radar,”.
Mr Misra said, that he is requesting the Government of India to investigate the incidents shared above.
Though the secret was shared and posted on social media, there was no immediate response from ISRO on Mr Misra’s claims.