Italian marines murder case ruling delayed

If convicted, the two marines face death sentence over death of Indian fishermen

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will pronounce Friday its order on the Italian government’s plea against the invoking of a stringent act and the NIA investigation into the killing of two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast by two marines in February 2012.

A bench of Chief Justice Altamas Kabir, Justice Anil R Dave and Justice Vikramajit Sen deferred the pronouncement of its order, which was listed Thursday, as it wanted the presence of Attorney General CE Vahanvati in the court.

As Chief Justice Kabir said that the order would be pronounced in the presence of the Attorney General, additional solicitor General Indira Jaisingh told the court she could address any query that the court may like answered.

However, the court said that it would pronounce its order on the Italian plea when Attorney General Vahanvati is present.


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