New Delhi: The NIA has registered a murder case against two Italian Marines for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast last year. The Home Ministry had handed over the case to National Investigation Agency through an order on Thursday evening. The NIA submitted the FIR before the Special NIA court on Friday.
NIA has booked the marines - Massimiliano Lattore and Salvatore Girone - under sections 302 (Murder), 307 (Attempt to murder), 427 (mischief) along with section 34 (Common intent) of IPC. The NIA also booked them under the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against Safety of Maritime Navigation and Fixed Platforms on Continental Shelf Act, 2002.
The law deals with cargo ships, maritime navigational facilities whose personnel indulge in offences committed in sea. The maximum penalty in this section is death in case the action by those onboard has resulted in killing. The agency has alleged fishermen Jelastin and Pinku were shot dead by the two the two marines onboard 'Enrica Lexie' - an Italian ship, 31 Nautical miles from North-West of Neendakara Costal Police Station, in Arabian Sea on February
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Thiruvananthapuram: Two Italian marines, lodged in the Central Prison here for allegedly shooting to death two Indian fishermen, would be shifted to Kochi. This was decided by the state government on Wednesday in view of the Supreme Court direction to it to take a stand on the plea of the Italian authorities to move the marines away from the Central Prison. Borstal school, where the two marines will be kept...
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