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ISRO espionage case: SC awards Rs 50 lakh compensation to Nambi Narayanan

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court awarded Rs 50 lakh compensation to ISRO scientist S Nambi Narayanan for being subjected to harassment in ISRO espionage case.

The apex court said that Nambi Narayanan was unnecessarily arrested, harassed and subjected to mental cruelty in ISRO spy case. It also set up a three-member panel headed by former judge D K Jain to probe framing up of Narayanan in spy case.

The Supreme Court was giving its verdict on a petition filed by Nambi Narayanan seeking action against the officials who trapped him in the case.

The court also has ordered that the compensation amount should be levied from the accused officers.

Nambi Narayanan had demanded that action should be taken against former DGP Sibi Mathews, former SPs K K Joshua and S Vijayan, who investigated into the espionage case that destroyed his future.

Meanwhile the state government had made it clear that it will accept the Supreme Court verdict.

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