Hearing Begins In Case Of Marines Accused Of Kerala Fishermen’s Murder
THE HAGUE:An international arbitration court on Monday began hearing Italy’s request to direct India to drop all criminal charges against two of its marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012 and grant Rome jurisdiction in the case.
Italy took the issue to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague in 2015, saying the case should be tried under maritime law. India, however, insists that the accused should return to New Delhi for a final judgement by an Indian court.
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