New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday awarded Rs 50 lakh (Dh256,420) compensation to former ISRO scientist S. Nambi Narayanan who was falsely implicated in an espionage case and had to suffer jail term and ignominy.
ISRO scientist alleged spying case: Supreme Court says, "Arrest of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayan is needless and unnecessary,"; Court grants him a compensation of Rs 50 lakh— ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2018
Awarding the compensation, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud also directed the setting up of a Committee to inquire into the role of erring officials who Nambi Narayanan said had implicated him in the alleged Indian Space Research Organisation spy case.
ISRO Espionage case: Scientist Nambi Narayanan awarded Rs. 50 lakh compensation for wrongful arrest; Supreme Court constitutes a committee headed by DK Jain to probe into the incident to take action against erring police officials.— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) September 14, 2018
The Committee would be headed by a retired judge and have a representative each from the Centre and the Kerala government.
The court verdict has come on a plea by Nambi Narayanan seeking probe into his framing in the false case by the Kerala Police and other agencies.
I welcome the SC Orders on the Rocket Scientist Nambi Narayanan. He was a victim of the international jealousy against India’s capability to produce world’s cheapest satellite launching rocket launchers. Shame on UPA— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) September 14, 2018
Nambi Narayanan had moved the top court challenging a Kerala High Court judgment that had upheld the state government's decision not to take action against the officials who had falsely implicated the scientist in the case in the mid-90s.