Italian Marines case: SC grants Lattore three month extension

North Gazette News/New Delhi
In a major development in Italian Marines case, The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday granted Marine Massimiliano Lattore three month extension to stay in Italy on humanitarian grounds. SC’s decision came a week after Lattore granted three months extension to stay, citing health reasons as he had recently undergone heart surgery.

As per reports, Italian marine Lattore, one of the marines accused of murdering two fisherman off Indian coast, had submitted a plea in SC on January 7, 2015 that he needs three months extension in stay on health grounds as he had undergoing heart surgery on January 5, 2015.

Italian Marine’s plea had reportedly tension in the diplomatic ties between two countries and SC’s decision is being seen in conformation with Indian government’s stand on the issue.

It is pertinent to mention here that Lattore and another Italian marine Gione were arrested for killing two Indian fisherman on February 15, 2012. Lattore was allowed by SC to travel to Italy on September 12, 2014 for four months for medical treatment after he suffered a stroke on August 31, 2014.