Italian marines committed blatant murder

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Italian marines committed blatant murder

NEW DELHI: Contrary to Italy’s case that its two Marines killed two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012 out of mistaken identity, suspecting them to be pirates advancing towards the ship they were guarding, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) claims to have proof that the Marines used deadly force without any provocation and that they had no reason to believe that the boat approaching them had pirates on board.

A senior NIA official has revealed to ET¬†that this contention forms part of the charge-sheet readied by the agency but not filed so far as Italy has challenged India’s jurisdiction to try them and the matter is pending in the SC.

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