(ANSA) - New Delhi, January 8 - A court in New Delhi on
Wednesday postponed a hearing in the case of two Italian marines
charged with mistaking two Indian fishermen for pirates and
shooting them dead at sea.
The hearing, which was to open Wednesday, is scheduled to
reconvene January 30 once the defence has formalized its
position on several objections.
The court is also still waiting for a report summing up the
investigation by India's National Investigation Agency
Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone are accused of
killing Ajesh Binki and Valentine aka Gelastine on February 15,
2012, when the marines allegedly opened fire on their fishing
trawler from the privately owned Italian-flagged oil-tanker MT
The shooting occurred just off the coast of Kerala in
southern India, near traditional Indian fishing grounds in the
The incident sparked a diplomatic row between the
governments of India and Italy, stemming from a conflict of
opinions over legal jurisdiction and functional immunity.