The Supreme Court right this moment adjourned the Italian Marines case to subsequent week, however the Centre’s request for early closing, as a result of the federal government is but to deposit the compensation quantity with the courtroom. It had final week mentioned it would shut the prison case towards the duo solely on receiving the Rs 10 crore ex gratia.
Hearing the case right this moment, Chief Justice SA Bobde mentioned, “There is not any proof of depositing the cash with the Supreme Court. Why?”
The Centre responded saying that the Italian authorities had transferred the cash to India however we’re but to obtain it. Once acquired, the cash shall be deposited with the courtroom, the federal government mentioned.
“Initially we mentioned we’ll hear it later, however the authorities insisted on an early listening to. We have our expertise. We understand how quick you (Centre) work,” the Chief Justice then mentioned, adjourning the case to subsequent week.
Earlier, the Centre had knowledgeable the courtroom that the victims’ households had agreed to be compensated. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had requested the bench to take up the matter for listening to right this moment since there was some urgency between the 2 nations’ governments.
The Centre wished the case to be closed after an International Tribunal ordered that the 2 Marines, Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre, should be tried in Italy. The Tribunal additionally ordered compensation to the victims’ households.
The two troopers had been accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in 2012, however the Tribunal determined they should be tried in Italy.