The Supreme Court today asked the Italian government to tell it by tomorrow if it would ensure the presence of four marines of its merchant navy ship Enrica Lexie in India during criminal proceedings
The two fishermen were killed when the marines, Latore Massimiliano and Salvatore Gironi, allegedly fired at their boat off Kollam coast.
The Centre on Friday informed the Supreme Court that the Kerala police had no authority to detain the Italian vessel `Enrica Lexie`.
The Kerala HC stayed till April 2 the release of Italian vessel Enrica Lexie,
detained off Kochi port since February 15.
Kerala govt opposed release of Italian ship Enrica Lexie, detained here after two Italian marines on board allegedly shot dead two Indian fishermen.
According to police sources, the Italian team was dissuaded from visiting the victim`s house on security grounds.
Coast Guard Tuesday told Kerala High
Court that preliminary probe revealed the use of force by an Italian vessel resulting in the death of two Indian fishermen was `illegal`.
Two separate teams of Indian and Italian experts Saturday began the search of the Italian ship to examine the weapons used by the security guards.
A Special Investigation Team seized several weapons from the Italian merchant vessel Enrica Lexie during search operation.
Amid a raging row over the killing of
2 Indian fishermen, a cardinal from Kerala has appealed to state authorities not to "precipitate action".
The owners of the MV Montecristo said the crew comprised
Italian, Ukrainian and Indian nationals.
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