High Court orders compensation for Sarah Thomas

The Madras High Court has directed the union and State Governments to pay a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh to Sarah Thomas a 39-year old NRI, arrested and kept under detention in a case of mistaken identity
High Court orders compensation for Sarah Thomas

Chennai

On October 29, Sarah Thomas, was arrested at the Chennai airport after her flight landed from Dubai. She had come to meet her son and attend a wedding in Madurai. The immigration officials interrogated her for an hour to establish that she was Sarah Williams, accused of cheating a London-based insurance firm. 
However, since Sarah had not sought for the compensation, the Court directed that the money be credited to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

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