Indian Special Court postpones hearing for marines

Rescheduled to follow Supreme Court hearing

(ANSA) - New Delhi, February 20 - The Indian Special Court in New Delhi has postponed a hearing scheduled Friday for Italian marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone to March 12, ANSA has learned.
    Latorre and Girone are accused in India of killing two Indian fisherman during an anti-piracy mission in 2012.
    The Special Court, tasked with examining the incident involving the marines, said the Indian Supreme Court is still hearing the case and it has ordered that all other judicial proceedings be suspended in the meantime.
    The new March 12 hearing date is three days after a Supreme Court hearing scheduled for March 9, when a magistrate will verify whether or not the competent Indian ministries and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) responded to a request for an opinion brief regarding an Italian request to eliminate NIA from the trial.
   

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