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Kerala okays ₹50 lakh for Nambi Narayanan

The Cabinet meeting on Thursday sanctioned ₹50 lakh for former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan as per the compensation awarded by the Supreme Court for his arrest and harassment by the Kerala Police on trumped up charges of espionage.

 

The Cabinet nominated former Additional Chief Secretary V.S. Senthil to the Supreme Court-appointed committee headed by Justice D.K. Jain to investigate the lapses on the part of the Kerala Police.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the Law Department would be asked to explore the possibility of recovering the compensation from police officials found guilty of framing the scientist.

 

In its judgment delivered on September 14, the apex court had ordered Kerala to pay Mr. Narayanan ₹50 lakh as compensation within eight weeks for loss of his fundamental right to live with dignity and self-respect for all these years since his arrest on November 30, 1994.


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