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Italian marines probe will not pass to anti-terrorist unit

Anti-piracy shooting investigation with Indian criminal agency

Italian marines probe will not pass to anti-terrorist unit

Rome, April 11 - A new probe into last year's fatal shooting of two Indian fishermen allegedly by two Italian marines will not be handed over to India's anti-terrorist National Investigation Agency (NIA), Indian TV news channel Cnn-Ibn said on Thursday. Officials early April said that investigations would be turned over to the special unit that was set up after the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai to combat national-security threats. However, reports on Thursday said that the case will instead go to the country's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Italian anti-pirate marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone are in India on charges of shooting and killing fishermen Valentine (aka Gelastine) and Ajesh Binki after allegedly mistaking them for pirates while guarding a mercantile ship off the Kerala coast in February 2012. After a drawn-out diplomatic row, Italy agreed to hand the men over to Indian authorities last month despite contesting India's right to jurisdiction, given the incident took place in international waters. While there have been signs of improvements in recent weeks, relations between the two countries have frayed over the past year, prompting Italy to request independent third-party arbitration in the tangled affair.

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