No amount can compensate loss suffered to reputation:Scientist
Thiruvananthapuram: He may have been awarded Rs 10 lakh by a court as damages but an embittered former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan says no amount of money can compensate the loss suffered by him for being falsely implicated in the sensational 1994 ‘ISRO espionage case’.
“No amount can compensate the loss suffered to my reputation, glory and profession, though the High Court decision came as a relief,” Nambi Narayanan, whose career came to an abrupt end following the case, told PTI.
In a judicial relief that came after an 18-year-long wait, the Kerala High Court yesterday directed payment of Rs 10 lakh as compensation to him within three weeks, upholding the 2001 National Human Rights Commission decision which the state government had challenged.
Narayanan, who had played a key role in some of ISRO’s major projects, including development of cryogenic technology, said it was quite impossible to hand over technologies through espionage.
He said the Rs ten lakh compensation was “an interim,immediate relief” granted by National Human Rights Commission.
“I had filed a civil suit seeking Rs one crore as compensation from the state. The case is in the trial stage in a judicial magistrate court here. I will continue to pursue the matter for securing justice, for which I have been fighting for the last several years,” he said.