Arrest of Italian marines: EU in touch with India

The European Union has been in touch with India over the arrest of two Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen.

New Delhi: The European Union has been in
touch with India over the arrest of two Italian marines
accused of killing Indian fishermen.

Government sources said the European group has been told
about India`s view point that the marines would be tried under
the Indian law.

Jelastine and Ajesh Binki, the two fishermen, were
allegedly shot dead by the two Italian marine guards off the
Kollam coast on February 15, suspecting them to be pirates.

The marines - Latore Massimiliano and Salvatore Girone -
are currently in judicial custody in Kerala following their
arrest on February 19.

The state and central authorities had rejected Italy`s
demand for the case to be tried outside India.

PTI

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