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Centre deposits Rs 10 crore compensation obtained from Italy in the Fishermen Killing Case with the Apex Court

Lawstreet Journal 14 Jun 2021 11:18pm

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The Central Government informed the Supreme Court on 11th June, Friday, that it had deposited Rs 10 crore with the Supreme Court as reimbursement to the family members of the two Kerala fishermen who were shot dead by two Italian Marines aboard the Enrica Lexie ship in 2012, in lieu of the closing of criminal cases against the two service members in India.

After hearing Solicitor General Tushar Mehta's statement that compensation of Rs 10 crore had been deposited with the Court for payout to the victims, Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice MR Shah postponed the verdict to June 15.

The Court was asked by the Central Government and Italy to terminate all procedures and establish the issue of payout in its final ruling. The final order will be issued on Tuesday, June 15th, according to the Bench.

The Panel was hearing a request from the Centre to terminate the criminal charges against two Italian Marines in India after acknowledging Italy's offer of Rs 10 crores in compensation to the victims of the 2012 sea-firing incident in international waters off the coast of Kerala.

At the commencement of the hearing, Mehta, who was representing the Centre, told the Bench that the Kerala government would have to decide how the total amount would be distributed. "The money has been transferred. An award was made by an international tribunal, which we as a nation accepted. Italy, India's government, and Kerala have reached an agreement "Mehta explains.

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