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The Supreme Court has given great relief to detective Mahmood Ansari. Ansari had been fighting for his rights for three decades. Now 75 years old, Mahmood claims that he spent 14 years in a Pakistani jail on charges of espionage. The top court has ordered the central government to give them a compensation of Rs 10 lakh. 75-year-old Mahmood is now living in Kota, Rajasthan.

The bench of Chief Justice U U Lalit and Justice S Ravindra Bhat has ordered this. However, the court said that it is not expressing views on their claims, but has given this order keeping in view the whole point of view. Let us inform that in the petition filed on behalf of Mahmood, it has been said that the petitioner had written a letter from the jail of Pakistan informing his department as well as the Home Minister of India and he had also applied for his leave.

Mahmood Ansari used to work in the postal department. He joined the job in 1966. He claims that he was caught in Pakistan on charges of espionage. He was arrested by the Pakistani Rangers on 12 December 1976. After this he was tried and in 1978 he was sentenced to 14 years in jail in Pakistan. After this he lost his job in India. He was dismissed from his job in 1980. 

Mahmood Ansari  who returned after completing his sentence in 1989, says that he tried a lot from the jail there to save his job but did not get success. He also wrote many letters but to no avail. Mahmud did not give up and kept fighting for his rights. When he was released after the completion of the sentence in 1989 and returned to his country, he was informed of his dismissal from the job. He moved the court regarding this.