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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
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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