New Delhi: Observing that former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan has suffered a lot, the Supreme Court on Wednesday indicated that it would consider awarding Rs 60 to 75 lakh to be paid by the state of Kerala.
The Chief Justice Dipak Misra, heading a bench hearing the plea of Mr Narayanan observed, “Truth has come out. His reputation was dented and now restored for denting the reputation let the state of Kerala pay Rs 60 lakh or Rs 75 lakh.”
The Bench, which also included Justices A.M. Kanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud, however expressed difficulty in directing criminal prosecution.
The CJI after hearing senior counsel V. Giri, for the petitioner observed, “If we direct criminal prosecution against those who had ordered re-investigation then everyone will come to court and there will be chaos.
“The officers involved must pay for damages. Let the state pay the Petitioner and recover it from the officers,” he added....