Italian Ambassador Daniel Mancini can be sent to jail on Naval guard issue says Harish Salve

NEW DELHI: Harish Salve, who quit as Italian government’s counsel after it refused to send back two naval guards accused of killing fishermen, feels the Italian ambassador breached a solemn undertaking given to Supreme court which can take action against the envoy including sending him to jail.

“It is said in the law that even an injunction or undertaking to a court which has no jurisdiction, if breached, you are in contempt,” the senior Supreme Court lawyer said.

Asked whether Italian ambassador Daniel Mancini breached the solemn undertaking on ensuring return of the two naval guards to face trial in India and if he is in contempt of the court, Salve said, “Absolutely”.

On if he felt that the court will take action against him, Salve said, “… The question is what … we have to wait and see.”

Source: PTI