SC allows Italian marine Latorre to return home for 4 months

To furnish a "non-ambiguous, plain and unequivocal" undertaking that he would return in four months

September 12, 2014 02:49 pm | Updated November 28, 2021 11:50 am IST - New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre, accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast, to travel to Italy and stay there for four months to recuperate after suffering a stroke.

A three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha gave Mr. Latorre permission to leave after the Central government said it had no objection “in principle” and the Italian Ambassador, on behalf of the Republic of Italy, guaranteed his return within the stipulated time.

The Bench, however, told Mr. Latorre that its order would not come into effect unless he furnishes a “non-ambiguous, plain and unequivocal” undertaking that he would return in four months.

This was after the Centre, represented by Additional Solicitor-General P.S. Narasimha, raised doubts about the ambiguity in the undertaking he had filed.

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