Italian Marines Case: Families of both Indian fishermen will get Rs 4 crore each, Supreme Court reserves order
The Central Government has deposited in the Supreme Court Rs 10 crore paid by the Italian Government as compensation to the families of two fishermen from Kerala. These fishermen were killed by two Italian Marines near the coast of Kerala in February 2012. The Supreme Court is hearing the central government's application to close the case against these two Italian marines - Salvatore Girone and Massimilano Latorre.
Actually, the Central Government had appealed to the Supreme Court to close the ongoing trial against both the Italian soldiers, but the lawyer of the aggrieved party said that till the full amount of compensation is not received, the court will not close the matter. should do. On April 9, the Supreme Court had directed the Central Government to deposit Rs 10 crore to be given by Italy for the families of the two Indian fishermen in its account, the court itself will give the amount of compensation to their families.
Compensation decided by the International Tribunal
The central government had told a three-member bench of Supreme Court Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramaniam that as soon as the compensation amount is received, the government will deposit it in the Supreme Court as per the directions of April 9. SG Tushar Mohta told the court today that a compensation of Rs 10 crore has been fixed by the International Tribunal, which was accepted by the Central Government with the concurrence of the Kerala government. This amount has been deposited in the registry.
The families of the deceased fishermen will get four crore rupees
The counsel for the aggrieved party said that the families of the two deceased fishermen will be given Rs 4 crore each as compensation, while Rs 2 crore will be given to the owner of the boat in which the fishermen were aboard and were shot dead by Italian marines. was. At the same time, the Supreme Court has agreed to close all the cases in the case of Italian Marine and has reserved the order related to the case. The court said that a formal order will be issued on this matter on Tuesday.