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QUESTION NO.663 RETURN OF ITALIAN MARINES TO FACE TRIAL

February 08, 2018

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.663
TO BE ANSWERED ON 08.02.2018

RETURN OF ITALIAN MARINES TO FACE TRIAL

663. SHRI NARAYAN LAL PANCHARIYA:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether Government has taken up this matter regarding return of Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen with Government of Italy;

(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(c) the details regarding the position of the Italian Government on the question of return of Italian marines to face trial in India?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V.K.SINGH (RETD)]

(a) to (c) The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and the Arbitral Tribunal constituted under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, are seized of the case pertaining to the Italian marines and the matter is sub judice. The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has permitted the two marines to return to Italy subject to certain conditions. The two marines continue to be under the authority of the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

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