SC allows Italian marine to stay home for another six months

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Italian marine Massimilano Latorre – accused with his colleague Salvatore Girone of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in February 2012 after mistaking them for pirates – another six months to stay home in Italy on health grounds.

Chief Master Sergeant Latorre’s plea for extension was not opposed by the government. Ordering the extension, starting from July 15, a bench of Justice Anil R. Dave, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Amitava Roy asked Latorre to file an undertaking, within a week, that he would abide by the conditions.

The court had on September 12, 2014 allowed Latorre to go to Italy for four months for treatment, recovery and rehabilitation after he suffered a brain stroke, and on January 14, had extended by three months, till April 12, his stay for his recovery after heart surgery.

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