Eyewitness plea in SC: Verify ‘sick’ marine’s medical condition

Freddy submitted that a medical examination is necessary because of the previous conduct of the marines and the serious violations of apex court's order in the past.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 11, 2014 2:42 am

A man, who was injured in the firing by two Italian Marines in February 2012, moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday, asking the court not to allow Massimiliano Latorre, one of the Italian marines facing murder charges in India, head back home for treatment without verification of his medial condition.

Freddy, who is also an eyewitness of the incident that led to the killing of two fishermen off the Kerala coast, has requested the court for constitution of a medical board of AIIMS doctors for medical examination of Latorre.

In his application, Freddy submitted that a medical examination is necessary because of the previous conduct of the marines and the serious violations of apex court’s order in the past.

“It is submitted that the marines are not entitled to get any liberal considerations from this court because they questioned the majesty powers of this court and committed contemptuous behaviour after obtaining favourable orders from this court. “In an extreme step they refused to return to India claiming diplomatic immunity and which reached to the extent of serious diplomatic issues between two countries,” he said.

The court had on September 8 sought the Centre’s clear stand on whether it has any “serious objection” on the plea of Latorre to travel to his country for two months for treatment in the wake of a brain stroke suffered by him.

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