New Delhi, Apr 5 (IBNS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said it has registered a First Information Report (FIR) against two Italian marines in connection to the 2012 killing of two Kerala fishermen.
According to top NIA sources, the marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone have been charged with murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
"The marines have also been booked under Section 3 of Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against Safety of Maritime Navigation and Fixed Platforms on Continental Shelf Act (SUA) that entails death penalty for murder at sea. The other charges include Section 427 (mischief) and Section 34 (common intention) of the IPC," said an NIA official on condition on anonymity.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) handed over the case to the NIA on Monday.
The Kerala Police was probing the case.
The Supreme Court earlier said the Kerala had no jurisdiction to try Italian marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone.