New Delhi, March 14: The Supreme Court of India on Thursday told Italian Ambassador Daniele Mancini that he could not leave India without its permission until March 18, when the next hearing is scheduled.
The apex court passed this judgment while hearing an affidavit filed by the government to inform the court about the recent developments, starting with the Italian government's refusal to return the two marines accused of killing two fishermen off the coast of Kerala in February last year. The two Italian marines were under trial in India and were allowed to travel to their country to cast ballot in the recent election.
Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy welcomed the Supreme Court's decision, saying the Italian act had dishonoured the apex court and such a reaction was required to address the crucial issue.
(With IANS inputs)