Govt did not oppose return of Italian marine

The marines, who were on board ship 'Enrica Lexie', are accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast on February 15, 2012.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 27, 2016 2:48 am
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As the Supreme Court allowed Italian marine Salvatore Girone, held in India on murder charges, to return to Italy, the government said it did not oppose the move while abiding by an international tribunal ruling.

Girone, however, will remain under the jurisdiction of the SC, said MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup. The government conveyed its no-objection to Italy’s application for relaxation of Girone’s bail condition, given the order by the UN arbitration tribunal which was binding on India under international law, he said.

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“In addition to supplementary bail conditions, suggested by India, the Supreme Court has stipulated that Italy submit an undertaking assuring that Girone will return to India not only if required by the tribunal, but also if required in the interim by the Supreme Court,” said Swarup. “As directed by the tribunal, Italy has also indicated the conditions for bail which may be imposed by the SC during Girone’s stay in Italy, duly recognising that he will remain under the authority of the SC of India during this period,” said Swarup.

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