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Deposit compensation for Indian fishermen killed by Italian marines: SC tells Centre | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to deposit in its account the compensation given by Italy for the kin of two Indian fishermen killed by Italian Marines off the Kerala coast in February 2012.
A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian stated the highest court docket will disburse the compensation to the kin of the fishermen killed.
It stated that after one week of deposit of compensation quantity in its account, the highest court docket will hear Centre’s plea for closure of the case in opposition to the Italian Marines.
The apex court docket listed the applying for closure of prison trial in opposition to Italian Marines on April 19.
Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde advised SG Mehta, “We wish the government showed such prompt other in other cases listed before us.” SG stated, “It depends on which ministry is involved in a case!”
The Centre had moved the Supreme Court in search of closure of judicial proceedings in India in opposition to two Italian marines’ accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast.
The Centre had stated that it has accepted the current ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague which held that India is entitled to get compensation within the case however cannot prosecute the marines as a consequence of official immunity loved by them.
In February 2012, India had accused two Italian marines, Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre, onboard the MV Enrica Lexie – an Italian flagged oil tanker – of killing two Indian fishermen who have been on a fishing vessel.
In its utility filed within the pending case, the Centre advised the highest court docket, “The applicant states and submits that the Republic of India has taken a decision to accept and abide by the award passed by the said tribunal which would have the bearing on the continuance of present proceedings before this court”.
(With inputs from companies)

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