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Timeline: Italian marines case — from the 2012 fishermen killings to Rs 10 cr compensation in 2021

Timeline: Italian marines case — from the 2012 fishermen killings to Rs 10 cr compensation in 2021

The Centre Friday knowledgeable the Supreme Court docket that the Italian authorities has agreed to pay a compensation of Rs 10 crore to the kin of the fishermen killed by marines off the Kerala coast in 2012. Whereas the relations of the 2 deceased fishermen can be given Rs 4 crore every, the injured proprietor of the boat can be paid Rs 2 crore in damages, the Centre mentioned.
Right here’s a timeline of what occurred during the last 9 years:
February 15, 2012: Two fishermen – Jelestine and Ajeesh Pinku – who had gone deep sea fishing from the Neendakara Fishing Harbour, have been shot useless within the seas off the Ambalapuzha coast in Kerala. The incident reportedly befell in worldwide waters. The ship from which the fishermen have been fired upon was recognized because the Enrica Lexie, officers of which claimed they thought the fishermen have been pirates.
February 17, 2012: The Italian oil tanker is delivered to Kochi after the Indian Navy alleged the Italian crew flouted counter-piracy measures, which consequently resulted within the ship’s armed guards, Italian navy personnel, gunning down two Indian fishermen.
February 19, 2012: Kerala Police arrest the 2 Italian marines — Latorre Massimiliano and Salvatore Girone — who allegedly shot on the fishermen.
February 22, 2012: The Italian authorities strikes Kerala Excessive Court docket to quash the FIR in opposition to the 2 marines stating that underneath the rules of worldwide regulation and conventions, together with the United Nations Conference on the Regulation of the Sea, Indian courts don’t have any jurisdiction to register a criminal offense in reference to the incident.
April 20, 2012: The authorized heirs of the 2 deceased fishermen inform the Kerala Excessive Court docket {that a} settlement for paying a compensation of Rs 1 crore to every bereaved household has been reached between the Italian authorities representatives and them.
April 30, 2012: The Supreme Court docket, nonetheless, calls the settlement “unlawful and astonishing” and says that Italy was “enjoying” with Indian regulation.
Could 18, 2021: A chargesheet is filed by the Neendakara Coastal Police displaying Lattore as the primary accused and Girone because the second accused.
Could 20, 2012: Italy recollects its Ambassador to India to specific unhappiness over the chargesheet being filed in opposition to the marines.
June 2, 2012: After 105 days in custody, the 2 Italian marines are lastly launched on bail to attend Christmas celebrations again dwelling. They return after the celebrations are over.

February 22, 2013: The Supreme Court docket permits the marines to go to their nation to vote within the February 24 and 25 elections.
March 11, 2013: Italy says marines received’t return to India. Following this, the Supreme Court docket restrains the-then Ambassador Daniele Mancini from leaving the nation with out its permission.
July 26, 2015: Italy strikes the Worldwide Tribunal for the Regulation of the Sea.
August 24, 2015: The Worldwide Tribunal for the Regulation of the Sea places a established order on the case and asks each, India and Italy, to droop all courtroom proceedings and chorus from initiating new ones which may worsen or lengthen the dispute that triggered a diplomatic row.
August 26, 2015: Supreme Court docket suspends proceedings in opposition to marines.

July 3, 2020: The Everlasting Court docket of Arbitration in Hague guidelines that the 2 marines won’t be tried in India, and face legal proceedings in Italy. It additional mentioned New Delhi was entitled to compensation and requested India and Italy to seek the advice of on the quantity of compensation due.
April 9, 2021: The Supreme Court docket of India asks the Centre to deposit in its account the Rs 10 crore compensation given by the Italian authorities for the kin of the fishermen killed by Italian marines off the coast of Kerala in 2012. Whereas the relations of the 2 deceased fishermen can be given Rs 4 crore every, the injured proprietor of the boat can be paid Rs 2 crore in damages, the Centre mentioned.