Notice of Supreme court has been served by the Italian Ambassador to India seeking his response for not abiding with the undertakings that two Italian marines would come back to face trial in the case of killing of two fishermen.
The Centre filed an affidavit informing the apex court that Italian envoy Daniele Mancini has been served with the SC notice.
An angry apex court directed Mr Mancini not to leave the country without the permission of the court.
The Italian government and two marines have also been given time till March 18 to respond to the court notice.
In the meantime, the government has alerted all airport authorities to ensure that the Italian official does not leave the country.
The Italian government has backed out from its solemn undertaking given to the court that the two marines shall return back to India after participating in the general elections in Italy, latest by March 22