NEW DELHI – News reports says India's Supreme Court has withdrawn an order barring the Italian ambassador from leaving India after the return of two Italian marines charged with killing two Indian fishermen.
Press Trust of India news agency reported Tuesday that the court also asked that a special court be set up to try the marines, who returned last month after weeks of diplomatic wrangling. It was not immediately possible to confirm the report.
The court had allowed the marines to leave in February to vote in Italian elections and to celebrate Easter after Ambassador Daniele Mancini promised the men would return. Italy had initially refused to send the men back.
The marines were part of a security team on a cargo ship when they fired at what they thought were pirates.