India alerts airports to stop Italian envoy leaving: Source
NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's airports have been put on alert to prevent Italy's ambassador leaving the country amid a dispute over two Italian marines who skipped bail while on trial in Delhi, a home ministry source said on Friday.
The source quoted an order faxed to immigration authorities as saying: "Immigration authorities have been alerted that Daniele Mancini should not leave without permission."
Another senior home ministry official told AFP: "The home ministry is just following the Supreme Court's order of preventing the Italian ambassador from leaving India."
"He will have to inform the immigration authorities if he wants to leave the country."