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Italian marines to be under SC 'custody' in Delhi

PTI  New Delhi, January 18, 2013
First Published: 19:45 IST(18/1/2013) | Last Updated: 19:46 IST(18/1/2013)

The two Italian marines facing charges of killing two Indian fishermen, will be shifted to Delhi from Kerala and be under the 'custody' of the Supreme Court till the Centre constitutes a special court to hold their trial.

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Clarifying its order hours after it passed the verdict on the plea of Italy government rejecting their claim that Indian courts have no jurisdiction in the case, the Supreme Court said that the marines will remain in Delhi and they will report to Chanakyapuri police station till the special court is set up.

It also said that their passport, which is under the custody of Kerala Court, will be handed over to the ministry of home affairs.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir said that Italian Embassy will arrange for their stay and it will monitor their movements. It said that all the conditions imposed on them by the Kerala court, while granting them bail will remain till special court is set up.


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