Italian marines prosecution in India: Kerala Government
9.3.2012 (UNI) Kerala Government today submitted before the High Court that the two Italian marines, allegedly involved in the firing at two Indian fishermen, should be prosecuted in India itself.
The alleged incident of killing of two fishermen by the marines occurred in the territorial waters of India and the law was applicable to water territorial of Indian Penal Code.
As per the International Laws and Treaties, it was Indian Penal Code which was applicable in the territorial waters of India.
The contention of the Italian government that the erring navigators would be dealt with in accordance with Italian Penal Code was unsustainable, the government submitted.
The court will consider the case next week. UNI