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Friday 14 Sep 2018 11.35 AM

ISRO Spy case : SC orders 50 lakhs compensation for Nambi Narayanan

isro spy case, Nambi Narayanan

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday pronounced its judgment on a plea by former space scientist Nambi Nayaranan to prosecute senior police officials for framing him in the notorious ISRO spy scandal.

In the verdict, a three judge bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra directed the Kerala government to pay the scientist Rs 50 lakhs as compensation. Pointing that the arrest of the scientist was unnecessary and needless, the court also ordered a judicial probe into the investigation officers in the espionage case.

The High Court had earlier directed a payment of 10 lakhs for Mr Narayan. Meanwhile, the senior scientist expressed the contentment over the verdict. Nambi Narayan was booked on charges of engaging in espionage at ISRO, where he was working, but was later given a clean chit by CBI and discharged of the charges by a chief judicial magistrate court in 1996.

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