Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Indian Supreme Court suspends Italian marines? hearing  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 29/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Khaleej Times) friday?s court order putting proceedings against the marines on hold was in response to a petition filed by the pair challenging the right of india?s national investigation agency to investigate the case

Italian marines massimiliano latorre ( r ) and salvatore girone ( l ) arrive at ciampino airport near rome.- afp file photo


India’s supreme court on friday suspended legal proceedings against two italian marines accused of killing two indian fishermen while it examines a petition challenging new delhi’s jurisdiction in the case.


The case has soured diplomatic relations between new delhi and rome. last month italy recalled its ambassador to india and summoned the indian envoy to express concern at the delays in the court proceedings.


Friday’s court order putting proceedings against the marines on hold was in response to a petition filed by the pair challenging the right of india’s national investigation agency to investigate the case.


“the supreme court decision (suspending the proceedings) marks a very positive step forward” lawyer diljeet titus who represents the marines told afp.


Marines massimiliano latorre and salvatore girone are accused of shooting the fishermen off the coast of the southern state of kerala in february 2012 while they were serving as security guards on an italian-flagged cargo ship.


The pair who have been given bail and are staying at the italian embassy in new delhi say they mistook the fishing boat for a pirate vessel and only fired warning shots.


The supreme court is expected to start hearing the marines’ petition in may titus said.


No decision is expected until at least july or august due to the court’s summer vacation break titus said.


Titus said lawyers for the marines have applied to the court for permission for them to return to italy until judges decide on the petition.


India dropped in february plans to prosecute the marines under tough anti-piracy laws which carry the death penalty but insisted on the national investigation agency’s right to lead the investigation.


Italy has argued the agency has no jurisdiction to probe offences under the indian penal code.


Italy also has insisted that the pair should be tried on home soil since the shootings involved an italian-flagged vessel in what rome maintains were international waters.


India asserts the killings took place in waters under its jurisdiction.


Earlier this week italy declared it would boycott the indian trial of the marines according to the italian news agency ansa’s website.


Italy’s special envoy in the case staffan de mistura was quoted as saying “the italian position is very firm” and that is “no trial” in india.


“we will not be present” de mistura told an italian house committee on wednesday.

for more news from khaleej times follow us on facebook at facebook.com/khaleejtimes and on twitter at ?khaleejtimes

follow ?khaleejtimes --


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 4 2015 - UAE spa tourism set for USD411m earnings in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) The UAE has taken the first place among Arab countries in terms of spa tourism, with visitor numbers set to double by the next two years.MENA region is the second fastest-growing market in ...

 Sep 4 2015 - Key Arab countries' USD367b of GDP faces threatMENAFN
(MENAFN) Lloyd, a specialist insurance market, has a recent research showing that the economic development for Middle East's key countries which sets at USD367 billion of GDP is at serious risk over ...

 Sep 4 2015 - Boeing joins forces with KSA to develop infrastructureMENAFN
(MENAFN) Boeing, the US aerospace giant which is worth more than USD90 billion, has partnered with Saudi kingdom to build local capabilities in aviation and defense sectors.The firm has teamed up ...

 Sep 4 2015 - Lights out for movie houses in Libya's 'Mermaid of Med'AFP
(MENAFN - AFP) The Libyan capital once boasted grand movie houses that packed in smartly dressed couples for a special night out, but how times have changed. Today, the sole major cinema left in ...

 Sep 4 2015 - Qatar shares end lower as index drops 38.75 pointsGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index dropped 38.75 points or -0.34% on Thursday when it closed at 11,347.15 points.The market capitalisation declined to QR 598.911bn from QR ...

 Sep 4 2015 - UAE- Gulf bourses consolidate as global markets steady Dubai surges 1.6%Gulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Gulf stock markets consolidated yesterday after oil prices and global equities steadied, while Egypt jumped on strong economic data and corporate news.Oil moved little yesterday ...

 Sep 4 2015 - UAE Business Council set up in New DelhiGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Sheikh Abdulla bin Zayed al-Nahyan, UAE Minister for Foreign Affairs along with Sushma Swaraj, India's External Affairs Minister after the inauguration of UAE Business Council ...

 Sep 4 2015 - UAE- Jewellery group seeks time to repay debtsGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) A Dubai-based gold and jewellery retailer that defaulted on loans worth about 500mn dirhams ($136mn) has asked banks for time to put together a repayment plan, the company said ...

 Sep 4 2015 - French judges drop probe into Arafat's deathGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) French judges investigating claims that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was murdered have closed the case without bringing any charges, a prosecutor said yesterday. "At the ...

 Sep 4 2015 - Russia delays UN probe of Syria chemical attacksGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Russia said yesterday it was considering details of how to establish a UN team to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria, holding up final Security Council approval to ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help