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Case against Italian Marines to be closed after ₹ 10 crores from the Republic of Italy is received in Supreme Court's Account

Lawstreet Journal 13 Apr 2021 6:23pm

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On Friday (April 9, 2021), the Supreme Court said that the Republic of Italy has agreed to pay ₹10 Crores as compensation or killing  two Indian fishermen of Kerala Coast should be deposited with the Government of India and after that, the  mount would be transferred to the Supreme Court's account. 

The apex court said that the case against the two Italian Marines who had shot dead two Indian fishermen will be closed only after the amount reaches the Supreme Courts account. 

The Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde has stated that "We will ask for the amount of compensation to be deposited in this court." It said that the case will be closed only after the amount is received.

The direction came after theSupreme Court was informed that the Italian Government would pay the amount of ₹10 crores in terms of an award by the International Tribunal. 

As stated by the Republic of Italy, through a particular account specified by MEA, the amount of compensation in terms of the award passed on May 2020 will be paid by Italy to India. The Court ordered that after the amount is received,  such amount should be transferred to the Supreme Court account within ane week. 

On April 19, 2021, the matter will be heard by the Court. 

The Central Government is represented by the Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta. He had submitted that " Indians are the best negotiators" and that India has "negotiated a good deal".

Eight months ago the Apex Court was informed by the… Continue Reading...


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