Rs 1.30 cr recommended as compensation to Nambi Narayanan
Thiruvananthapuram: Former chief secretary K Jayakumar recommended the government to sanction Rs 1.30 crore as compensation to ex-ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan for falsely implicating him in the 1994 espionage case.
K Jayakumar was appointed as an intermediary between the government and Nambi Narayanan to determine the compensation.
Earlier, the Supreme Court ordered to give a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to Nambi Narayanan for his sufferings from being falsely named as an accused. The government has already handed over the compensation to him. Apart from this compensation, Rs 1.30 crore should be granted to him as per the recommendation.
At the same time, 20 years ago, the former ISRO scientist has filed a case demanding Rs 1 crore as compensation in the case. This plea is under the consideration of Thiruvananthapuram sub court. It is reported that the court will take more time to settle the petition.
In view of this, the state government appointed K Jayakumar, the director of Institute of Management in Government (IMG) to discuss about the compensation with Nambi Narayanan and reach an agreement with him.
The official has already held talks with the ex-scientist twice. He fixed an amount of Rs 1.30 crore as compensation as justice to Nambi Narayanan was delayed for a long time.
The report filed by Jayakumar also noted that Nambi Narayanan also accepted the compensation. A decision on the report will be taken as per the legal advice of Advocate General CP Sudhakara Prasad.
The report also noted that the authority cannot determine the loss suffered by Nambi Narayanan and the nation following the espionage case.
“I will welcome any decision of the government on compensation. I don’t have revenge on anyone. I wish the case should be settled,” said Nambi Narayanan.