Italy sent compensation of 10 crores to the families of two Indian fishermen, the Center deposited in the Supreme Court
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.
The Central Government had appealed to the Supreme Court to close the ongoing trial against the two Italian soldiers, but the counsel for the aggrieved party said that the court should not close the case until the full amount of compensation is received. . 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.
The central government had told this to the Supreme Court
During the hearing, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Central Government, told the Supreme Court that the financial assistance to the victim's family has been provided by the Italian government and the victim's family has agreed to the amount of compensation received by the Italian government is. 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. A bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and MR Shah will hear the matter again on Friday i.e. today.