SC adjourns hearing in Italian Marines case to third week of Jan

New Delhi, Aug. 26 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the Italian Marines case to third week of January 2016 after both sides informed the apex court that the matter is pending in international tribunal.

The United Nations tribunal had earlier asked both India and Italy to submit a report to it by September 24, and said there was still a question over which country had jurisdiction over the case that has been going on for more than three years.

Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, the Italian marines, were accused of killing unarmed Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012.

India had earlier asked the UN tribunal to reject Italy’s plea, asserting that it has full jurisdiction as the incident took place in its exclusive economic zone. (ANI)