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Italian envoy likely to move SC asking it to lift restraining order

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Mar 22, 2013 at 09:30am IST

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New Delhi: A day after Italy agreed to send its marines back to India to face trial in the fishermen killings case, Italian ambassador Daniel Mancini is likely to move the Supreme Court on Friday requesting it to lift the Indian government's restraining order on his travel.

However, it is highly unlikely that the Supreme Court will consider his plea before the Italian marines land in India on Friday evening considering the past conduct of the envoy. The Italian ambassador will also give the travel itinerary of the marines to the court.

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The Supreme Court had taken a tough stance restraining Mancini from leaving India. Coming down heavily on Mancini while hearing the case of the Italian marines, the Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir had not only restrained him from leaving the country till further orders, he also added that a person who comes to the court and gives an undertaking has no immunity.

The Supreme Court also said that that it had lost all trust in the Italian ambassador while adjourning the matter till April 2. The court had ruled that no further affidavits will be accepted from the Italian ambassador on whether he wants to leave the country.

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