Friday 28 September 2018 3:05 AM UTC
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Sept 28: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at a press conference here on Thursday said that Rs 50 lakh compensation would be paid to former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan in accordance with the Supreme Court order.
The chief minister informed that the legal department has been asked to explore the possibility for recovering the compensation amount from the police officers who were responsible for trapping him in a fake case.
The cabinet meeting also decided for the first time in the history of Fire Force to recruit women in the Fire Force. For this, 100 firewoman posts have been created.
The Chief Minister also said that former Additional Chief Secretary V.S. Senthil will be the state’s representative on the committee headed by former apex court Judge D.K. Jain, which will also have a Centre’s representative.
On September 14, the Supreme Court had awarded Nambi Narayanan Rs 50-lakh compensation for the sufferings and ignominy he underwent after his arrest in what is known as Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) spy case.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud had also directed for the setting up of the committee led by Justice Jain (retd) to inquire into the role of officials in implicating him in the case.
The ‘erring’ state officials in the case include then Inspector General of Police Siby Mathews and then Deputy Superintendents of Police K.K. Joshua and S. Vijayan.
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