New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended Italian Marine Massimiliano Latorre’s stay outside India till April 30.
Latorre is one of the two Italian Marines who “accidentally” killed two fishermen off Kerala coast after they mistook their fishing boat for a pirate ship and fired warning shots while protecting their oil tanker in 2012.
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interfere and bring the culprits back to the country after it was reported that Latorre will not return to India for their trial.
India had granted Latorre, who suffered a stroke while in New Delhi in 2014, a period of leave in Italy for medical treatment, but he was supposed to return by Friday.
In 2013, Italy reversed an initial decision not to send the marines back to India to stand trial after a home visit, in a bid to tone down the diplomatic row. (ANI)