SC allows Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre to stay in Italy till Sep 30
The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre's stay outside India till September 30 since arbitration proceedings are underway.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre's stay outside India till September 30 since arbitration proceedings are underway.
The apex court also asked the the Italian nation to give a fresh undertaking before April 30 that he will return to India when required.
The apex court had earlier extended liberty to Latorre to stay back in Italy till April 30.
The court asked the Centre to brief it about developments in international arbitration proceedings in the marines case.
Girone, the other accused, is still in India and Italy has been seeking his return as well.
The Supreme Court on July 13, 2015, had allowed Latorre to stay in Italy for another six months on medical grounds, after the government did not object to his plea.
The marines, who were on board ship ‘Enrica Lexie’, are accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast on February 15, 2012 after mistaking them for pirates.
The Supreme Court which was handling the case suspended the court proceedings relating to the trial of two marines in August 2015 following an order to this effect by International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) which was approached by Italy for international arbitration.