Chief Justice of India SA Bobde told solicitor general Tushar Mehta to let Italy pay compensation to the victims' families, after which the court (may or will?) allow the withdrawal of case against the marines
Year after son's death, family demands Rs 100 cr compensation, claims youth was on boat fired at by Italian marine
The family of Prijin A, who died by suicide last year, said he had sustained minor injuries in the incident and had later fallen into depression
The Supreme Court decision to release the lone Italian marine detained in the country in connection with the killing of two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in 2012 has dashed the fishing community’s hopes for justice.
India on Tuesday asserted that it has "jurisdiction" over the case relating to Italian Marine Salvatore Girone and that the government will continue to fight the case in an "unwavering" manner in the Supreme Court of India.
Congress on Tuesday threw the ball in the PMO court over questions in the wake of a media report in which the Narendra Modi government is accused of offering Italy the freedom of two marines.
The Supreme Court allowed Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre, who along with a colleague is accused of killing two Indian fishermen three years ago.
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution asking India to allow the return of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen, drawing a sharp reaction from New Delhi which termed the step as not "well advised" as the matter was sub judice.
The apex court, on September 12, had allowed Latorre to travel to Italy for treatment after the Centre had said that "in principle" it has no objection to his plea.
Latorre was hospitalised earlier this week and Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti had also flown back to check on his condition.
Doctors treating the marine said they were "pleased with how he responded to the first treatment," according to a statement from the Italian defence ministry.
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi today spoke to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and sought a "rapid and positive solution" in the case of the two Italian marines being held in India for allegedly shooting to death two Indian fishermen in 2012.
Italy's Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini congratulated Sushma Swaraj over phone and also discussed the issue of the two Italian marines facing trial in India.
UN General Assembly President John Ashe has informed Italy that he will try and raise with India the issue of the two Italian marines who are being tried for killing two Indian fishermen during his three-day visit that begins today.
Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said India was looking to resolve the matter according to its own legal and judicial processes as "expeditiously as possible".
Hours after India decided not to prosecute two of its marines accused of killing Indian fishermen under the stringent anti-piracy SUA law, Italy today said the decision was the "fruit of Italian firmness".
India on Friday said it has sensitised Italy about hate mails, including a bullet, received by its mission in Rome over a case concerning two marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen, and hoped necessary security measures would be taken.
By simply going back and forth between government, prosecution and the judiciary, India has wasted two years in trying the marines who shot two Kerala fishermen in 2012. We have undercut our own case by inexcusable delays
The Italian ambassador said that they were very disappointed over India's failure to speed up proceedings in the case.