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Court extends police remand of Italian mariners accused of killing Indian fishermen.
Local court orders a two-week extension of police custody of the two Italian mariners accused of killing Indian fishermen off the coast of India's southern state of Kerala in February.
KOLLAM, KERALA, INDIA (APRIL 02, 2012) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (ANI-NO ACCESS BBC)
1. ITALIAN MARINERS ACCUSED OF KILLING INDIAN FISHERMEN BEING ESCORTED BY POLICE OFFICIALS
2. MARINERS WALKING
3. MARINERS CLIMBING STAIRS
4. MARINERS WALKING WITH POLICE PERSONNEL
5. MARINERS WALKING
6. MARINERS WALKING OUT
7. MARINERS LEAVING THE COURT PREMISIS
STORY: Local court on Monday (April 02) ordered a two-week extension of police custody of the two Italian mariners accused of killing Indian fishermen off the coast of India's southern state of Kerala in February.
After being produced before the chief judicial magistrate, A K Gopakumar, in Kollam city an extension of another two weeks was ordered.
On March 29, the high court in Kerala ordered to release the detained Italian cargo ship Enrica Lexie, from which two marines were accused of shooting the two Indian fishermen, after its owner furnishes bond of rupees 30 million.
India has held in detention the two seamen, Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, trying them under Indian law since February 19.
The Italian mariners opened fire on a boat, which they mistook for pirate vessel, killing two Indian fishermen on February 15 off the coast of Kerala.
Italy's Navy said after the shooting that the fishing boat had approached the Napoli-registered vessel in an aggressive manner.
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