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Remand of Italian marines extended by a fortnight

Last Updated: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 18:44

Kollam: The judicial remand of the two marines of Italian ship Enrica Lexie, charged with shooting dead two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast, was extended by 14 days by a court here on Monday.

Latore Massimiliano and Salvatore Girone were brought from the Central Prison in Thiruvanantapuram and produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate A K Gopakumar on expiry of their judicial custody.

The naval guards were arrested on February 19 and charged with murder of fishermen Valentine Jalastine and Ajesh Binki, who took to sea from Neendakara in Kollam.

The accused were in police custody for the first 14 days and had been lodged in a special cell in the central prison since March 5 after the court remanded them in judicial custody.

The ship is still anchored off Kochi Port as plea of the vessel owners for permission to sail out is before the Supreme Court.


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First Published: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 18:44

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