The two Italian marines accused of killing a pair of Indian fishermen will be tried in a special court set up by the Indian government.
Top court orders Italian marines tried in India
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that two Italian marines accused of killing a pair of fishermen off the coast of India last year will be tried in a special court to be set up by the Indian government.
Italy had argued that the shootings took place in international waters and the case should be handled in Italy. New Delhi said the killings happened on an Indian boat within India’s territorial waters.
The court ruled that the trial should take place in India in a special court to be set up by the central government in consultation with the chief justice, according to the Press Trust of India. The order removed the case from the jurisdiction of the southern state of Kerala, near where the shooting happened last February.