India's airports were put on alert Friday to prevent Italy's ambassador from taking flight, in a dramatic escalation of a dispute over two Italian marines who skipped bail while on trial for murder.
Italian Ambassador to India Daniele Mancini (centre) leaves the foreign ministry in New Delhi on March 12, 2013. India's home ministry has put the country's airports on alert to prevent the Italian ambassador leaving the country amid a dispute over two Italian marines who skipped bail while on trial in New Delhi, a ministry source said Friday.
A source in the home ministry told AFP that an order had been faxed to immigration authorities at all the country's international airports telling them that "Daniele Mancini should not leave without permission".
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