News reports seem to be tracing former ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair as the source of the crooked ISRO-Devas deal. Current ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan has accused Nair of hiding vital information on the agreement.
If true, then this revelation is stunning! I previously considered Nair to be a great patriot, having helped to bring India to the Moon. But if these allegations are true, then he's nothing more than a crook who's tried to cheat India out of billions of dollars. This is a very disturbing situation, and it really calls into question how the fundamental bedrock of Indian society can exist when it is totally rotten with corruption.