The Centre had submitted in the apex court that an agreement on the compensation has already been reached and Rs 4 crore each will be given to victims’ dependents and Rs 2 crores to the owner of the boat while seeking expeditious closure of proceedings before the top court and a criminal trial pending before a special court in Delhi.
An international tribunal had earlier decided that the Italian marines--Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre--will be tried according to the law in their country.
The Italian government has said that it will transfer the money once India provides the account number to which the money has to be transferred.
Earlier, Rs 2 crore has already been paid to the families by the Italian government.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, on behalf of the Centre, informed the top court that the Central Government will provide the details and, within three days of receiving the money, deposit it with the Supreme Court.
The bench posted the matter for further hearing on April 19. (UNI)