Home Ministry on Friday withdrew the sanction given to the National Investigation Agency to prosecute under an anti-piracy law two Italian marines, accused of killing Kerala fishermen.
Italy criticised India`s handling of the case of two of its marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen as "contradictory" and "disconcerting" ahead of hearing of case in India`s Supreme Court.
NIA will file a chargesheet against two Italian marines, accused of killing two Kerala fishermen, after getting sanction to prosecute them under a law which provides only death penalty.
Notwithstanding NIA slapping murder charge against 2 Italian marines, India will honour assurance given to Italy that duo will not face death penalty.
The NIA has been asked to probe the killing of two Kerala fishermen allegedly by Italian marines.
India said it is bound by Supreme Court which pulled up Italian envoy for reneging on undertaking given to court and directed he cannot leave country till April 2, when the matter comes up again.
Amid the controversy over Rome`s refusal to send back its two marines, the mayor of their home town Taranto in Italy has offered to provide education to the orphaned children of the two Kerala fishermen.
Centre told the Supreme Court that the Italian marines who killed two Indian fishermen in February this year, did not enjoy any diplomatic immunity.
Two Italian marines charged with the killing of two Indian fishermen,
were remanded in judicial custody for 14 days by a court.
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