In the gathering held at Durbar Hall, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan presented the cheque of Rs 50 lakh to Nambi Narayanan.
Thiruvananthapuram: Former ISRO Chief Nambi Narayanan, who was acquitted in the infamous ISRO espionage case, was handed over a cheque of Rs 50 lakh by Kerala chief minister as compensation, ordered by the Supreme Court. 24 years ago, Nambi Narayanan was arrested. In the gathering held at Durbar Hall, Pinarayi Vijayan presented the cheque to Nambi Narayanan. State Ministers EP Jayarajan and E Chandrasekharan took part in the function.
After receiving the cheque of Rs 50 lakh by Kerala chief minister as compensation, Narayanan posted a photo with a short note stating that 24 years ago, he was taken in a police jeep as criminal. Now after a long and tedious fight, he was returning home victorious in a state vehicle.
"I want to celebrate my life with my loved ones. But there are many more things to do. Everybody should pray for the work that has been offered to him," said Nambi Narayanan in his Facebook post.
It is a pleasure to get compensation within three weeks after the verdict of the Supreme Court, Narayanan said, adding that he is happy the state government supported him. Nambi Narayanan also requested the government to provide humanitarian aid to the innocent people, who were tortured in the cheating case.
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Last Updated Oct 10, 2018, 4:13 PM IST