Espionage case: Ex-ISRO ccientist “unnecessarily harassed” by Kerala cops, says Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday awarded Rs 50 lakh compensation to former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan, saying he was “unnecessarily arrested and harassed” by the Kerala Police.

He was was falsely implicated in an espionage case and had to suffer jail term and ignominy.

“Arrest of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayan was needless and unnecessary, ” said the top court.”

A bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud reserved its order in July after the CBI stated that it was ready for a court-monitored probe.

The top court has set up a committee under Justice DK Jain to look into Narayanan’s complaint against police officers who framed him.

Then a scientist at ISRO, Narayanan was arrested on November 30, 1994, on allegations of espionage. He was later exonerated by the Supreme Court.

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