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Italian team examines fishing boat

india Updated: Feb 26, 2012 22:06 IST

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A five-member team of Italian naval officials on Sunday examined the fishing boat which was fired at allegedly by two naval guards of Italian ship 'Enrica Lexie' killing two Indian fishermen on February 15.

The team examined the boat berthed at Neendakara fishing harbour near here along with Kerala police officials involved in investigation of the case, Coastal police sources said.

The Italian officials who examined the boat were Major General Paolo Romano, Admiral Alessandro Piroli, Major Luca Flebus, Major Paolo Fratini and Commander Geam Paul.

They were joined by Kollam Superintendent of Police Sam Christie Daniel, DySP J Jacob and Neendakara Coastal S I Shaji. The examination of the boat lasted about an hour.

The two fishermen, Valentine Jalastine and Ajeesh Binki, were allegedly shot dead by two naval guards of the ship, who are now in police custody.

Neendakara coastal police had registered a case charging the two naval guards with murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.