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Italian envoy has no immunity, can't leave India: Supreme Court

Italian envoy has no immunity, cant leave India: Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday said order restraining Italian Ambassador from leaving India will continue till further orders adding that a person who comes to the court and gives an undertaking has no immunity.

The apex court further said that all authorities shall take appropriate steps on order restraining the Italian envoy from leaving the country, the court said.

The court had, March 14, restrained Mancini from leaving India.

The action follows Rome's refusal to send back the two Italian marines to face trial for killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast Feb 15 last year.

The court will hear the case next April 2.

The two marines - Massimiliano Lattore and Salvatore Girone - have been charged with homicide for killing two fishermen off the Kerala coast in February last year.

The two were allowed by the apex court on February 22 to travel to Italy for four weeks under the control and custody of the Ambassador of Italy in India, to cast their ballot in the elections scheduled for February 24 and 25.

The court had said that the marines are only allowed to travel to Italy and remain there and will have to return to India.

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