SK Sharma, a labour contractor, was accused of espionage in the infamous Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) spy case in 1994 for what he says is his helpful nature. He knew D Chandrashekar, a representative of a Russian space agency and another accused in the case. And through Mr Chandrasekhar, he helped a Maldivian woman, whom Chandrashekar had met, to get a seat in a school for a child. He spoke to some people he knew who were running a school. Mr Chandrasekhar was arrested on suspicions of spying and the police soon came to search Mr Sharma's home and factory.