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Marine urges SC to extend stay in Italy on health grounds

Senior Advocate K T S Tulsi, who has appeared on behalf of Latorre, in a plea sought urgent hearing citing reason that Latorre, whose surgery was scheduled on January 8 in Italy, had to get it advanced due to medical urgency.

The bench comprising Chief Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice A K Sikri, which had earlier refused to grant the extension to Latorre, agreed to hear his plea.

The case against marines is related to the killing of two Indian fishermen allegedly by Latorre and co-accused Salvatore Girone on board ship ‘Enrica Lexie’ off Kerala coast on February 15, 2012.

Earlier, the court had refused the plea of Latorre seeking extension of his stay in Italy on health grounds.  It had also rejected the plea of co-accused Marine Salvatore Girone, who had sought the apex court’s nod to go to Italy to celebrate Christmas, saying they cannot get such ‘leeway’.
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