Italian Marine Massimiliano Latorre Can Stay In Italy Till 30 September

26/04/2016 3:03 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2012 file photo Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre talks to media after arriving at the Ciampino Rome airport from Kochi, India. India's top court on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, granted the Italian marine's request for extended medical leave before he and a fellow marine face charges over the 2012 shooting of two Indian fishermen. Massimiliano Latorre had asked the Supreme Court to allow him to stay longer in Italy after he suffered a stroke while detained in India and was allowed to go home for medical treatment. The court on Wednesday approved a three-month extension. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)

NEW DELHI -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre's stay outside India till 30 September.

The apex court asked the Italian marine to give fresh undertaking before 30 April that he would return when required by the court.

Earlier in January, the Supreme Court had extended his stay outside India till 30 April.

The apex court had on 13 July last year allowed Latorre to stay in Italy for another six months on medical grounds after the Indian Government did not object to his plea.

Latorre is one of the two Italian marines, who accidentally killed two fishermen off the Kerala coast after they mistook their fishing boat for a pirate ship and fired warning shots while protecting their oil tanker in 2012.

India had granted Latorre, who suffered a stroke while in New Delhi in 2014, a period of leave in Italy for medical treatment.

In 2013, Italy reversed an initial decision not to send the marines back to India to stand trial after a home visit in a bid to tone down the diplomatic row.

The Supreme Court, which was handling this 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.

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