Fishermen Deaths

  • PM declines to comment on Italian marines issue March 28, 2013

    Onboard PM's special aircraft: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday declined to comment on the case of two Italian marines and the issue of delays in setting up a special court to try them on charges of killing two fishermen off the Kerala coast. "This is now a story which...
  • Italian marines to return, but won't be arrested or given death March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The two Italian marines, Massimiliano Lattore and Salvatore Girone, charged with killing two Indian fishermen are set to return to India. While India has called it a diplomatic victory, it has also assured Italy that the marines will not be arrested on their return and neither will they...
  • India's tough stand forces Italy to agree to send back marines March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: It is a victory for India in the stand-off with Italy over the fate of the two Italian marines, Massimiliano Lattore and Salvatore Girone, accused of killing two Kerala fishermen. The Italian government has said that the marines will be sent back to India on Friday. Italian authorities...
  • EU urges mutually acceptable solution to India-Italy row March 16, 2013

    Brussels: The European Union (EU) said it hoped Italy and India would find a "mutually acceptable" solution to the escalating dispute over Rome's decision not to return to India two marines for trial on murder charges. "The EU is taking note of the ongoing discussions between India and Italy and...
  • There were no legal grounds for holding the Italian Marines: Surya Gangadharan March 12, 2013

    CNN-IBN's Surya Gangadharan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on India-Italy standoff over the under trial marines' non-return. Q. What would Italy have done if India renegaded in a similar circumstance? Asked by: EMathew A. I think we need to understand the legal situation first. I recall a...
  • 'India has jurisdiction to try Italian marines for fishermen deaths' January 19, 2013

    New Delhi: India has jurisdiction to try two Italian marines charged with killing two fishermen, India's Supreme Court said in a longawaiting ruling on Friday, setting the stage for a criminal trial that could further sour ties between India and Italy. The marines, members of a military security team protecting a...
  • Fishermen deaths: Special court will try Italian marines, says SC January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: In a major setback for the two Italian marines accused of shooting dead two Kerala fishermen in February last year, the Supreme Court on Friday said that the duo will be tried in a special court under the Chief Justice of India. The apex court said that the Kerala...
  • Fishermen killing: Italian Defence Minister arrives in Kochi December 16, 2012

    Kochi: Italian Defence Minister Giampaolo Di Paola arrived in Kochi on Saturday night to meet the two Italian marines who are facing criminal trial in a Kerala court in connection with the shooting to death of two Indian fishermen off the state's coast in February. Di Paola, who arrived from Afghanistan,...
  • Fishermen killings: 2 Italian marines get bail May 30, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Three months after being jailed for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen, the Kerala High Court granted bail to two Italian marines on Wednesday. The court asked the marines to deposit Rs 1 crore as personal bond. But the Italians cannot leave Kochi as their passports are with the police. The...
  • Fishermen killings: Charges to be framed today May 18, 2012

    New Delhi: A Kerala court is likely to frame charges against the two Italian marines in the fishermen deaths case in Kochi. The SIT is likely to file a chargesheet against the guards, Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre, before the Kollam chief judicial magistrate court. The two had shot dead two fishermen...
  • Fishermen killing: Families' loss irreparable April 24, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Italian government on Tuesday signed a one crore compensation deal with families of the two fishermen shot dead by Italian marines. The two families have now withdrawn all petitions against the Italian crew. But crucially, the criminal case against the Italian marines filed by the Kerala government is...
  • Fishermen deaths: Families await justice April 24, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: As the Centre continues its flipflops on the fishermen killing case in the Supreme Court, CNNIBN caught up with the family of one of the fishermen killed in the incident, Pinku. Pinku was the only brother of two young girls who are now staring at a bleak future as he...
  • Fishermen deaths: It's Kerala govt vs the Centre April 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The families of the two Kerala fishermen shot dead by Italian marines in February this year agreed to withdraw their cases on Friday after an Italian compensation offer of Rs 1 crore. However, in more drama, the Centre's lawyer in the Supreme Court faulted the Kerala Police for detaining...
  • Italy to give Rs 1 cr to fishermen's families: sources April 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Italy on Friday allegedly offered Rs 1 crore as compensation to the families of the two fishermen who were killed in February this year when two marines on board an Italian ship, 'Enrica Lexie', fired at them, allegedly believing them to be pirates. The compensation sum was raised to...
  • SC notice to Kerala Police on Italian ship April 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to Kerala Police and the state's mercantile marine department on a petition by the owners of Italian ship MT Enrica Lexie seeking a direction for its release so that it could continue with its voyage, having been detained after two of...
  • Fishermen killings: Italy defends marines March 12, 2012

    In an interview with CNNIBN, Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Steffan de Mistura defended the alleged action of Italian marines. ...
  • Italian marines are 'just plain killers': Swamy March 9, 2012

    Chennai: Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said India must stand firm on the issue concerning the killing of two Indian fishermen, allegedly by two Italian marines, describing them as "just plain killers." "The Prime Minister must continue to stand firm on the issue of the unprovoked...
  • Fishermen case: Italy PM speaks to Manmohan March 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Italian government is mounting pressure on India over the fishermen deaths incident. Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti called up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and reiterated their stand that the incident happend in international waters. Manmohan Singh has said that the concerns of the victims' families must be addressed....
  • Fishermen case: two accused sent to Central Jail March 5, 2012

    Kollam: A court in Kerala on Monday extended the custody of the two Italian marines arrested for allegedly shooting dead two Indian fishermen and ordered them to be sent to the Central Jail in state capital Thiruvananthapuram till March 19. Italian marines Latorre Massimillano and Salvatore Girone were on February 20...
  • Kochi: Italian guards' custody ends today March 5, 2012

    Kochi: The police custody of the two Italian Navy personnel charged with the murder of two Indian fishermen off the Kochi coast earlier last month ends on Monday. The two are likely to be produced in court today. The two were sent to custody after the Kollam magistrate rejected Italy's argument...
  • Shipboat collision: One body recovered March 5, 2012

    Kochi: Naval divers on Sunday recovered the body of one of the three fishermen who went missing after their boat was hit by a merchant vessel of Alappuzha coast. Two fishermen had been killed in the incident. The body, which was found inside the sunken boat, has been handed over...
  • Kochi: HC to hear Italian Navy guards' petitions March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The Kerala High Court is all set to hear petitions filed by the two accused Italian Navy personnel on Friday. The two Navy guards stand accused of shooting down two Indian fishermen off the Kochi coast in February allegedly fearing them to be pirates. The marines are seeking withdrawal...
  • Criminal case against marines initiated: Italy March 1, 2012

    Kochi: In a bid to persuade India to hand over its two arrested marines charged with murder for killing two fishermen, Italy told the Kerala High Court on Thursday it has initiated criminal proceedings against them under its law that could lead to a prison term of not less than...
  • 'No out of court settlement in fishermen case' February 29, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of any out of court settlement in the case relating to the killing of two Indian fishermen by two Italian marines onboard a merchant ship. "There is no provision in Indian criminal law to have an out of court settlement...
  • Indians killed: Court rejects Italy's plea February 29, 2012

    Kochi: A Kollam court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by Italy in connection with the killing of two Indian fishermen off the Kochi coast. Italy had sought permission to allow presence of their forensic experts during the examination of the weapons recovered from the ship. This came a day after...
  • Fishermen deaths: Italy files fresh petition February 29, 2012

    Kochi: Italy has filed a fresh petition in the Kollam Magistrate Court in the Indian fishermen's killings case. Italy has sought permission for Italian experts to be present while the weapons are being examined in the forensic labs. This came a day after the Italian Foreign Minister met his Indian...
  • Italy to offer blood money to victims' families? February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Italian Foreign Minister met his Indian counterpart SM Krishna on Tuesday over the alleged killings of two Indian fishermen by Italian naval guards. Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi expressed regret and condolences to the families of the victims in the meeting. After the meeting, Krishna said that there...
  • Fishermen case: Italian FM meets Krishna February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Italy's Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi arrived in India on a twoday visit over the killing of two Indian fishermen allegedly by Italian naval guards. He is accompanied by the family members of the two Italian navy personnel who have been arrested over the alleged killings. He met his Indian...
  • Vessels weapon room resembled military armoury February 29, 2012

    KOCHI: The Italian weapons were protected in two vaults in the Italian vessel, Enrica Lexie. Though the marines were in the ship to safeguard the vessel, the weapon room resembled a perfect Military armoury. One of the police personnel who was a part of the search and seizure procedure said...
  • Italian crew to be tried under Indian law: Antony February 26, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Holding that the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast would be prosecuted under the Indian law, Defence Minister AK Antony today said the investigation into the case was progressing in the right direction. "The case will be proceeded under the Indian law. Judiciary in...