Italian Marines Latorre Massimiliano and Salvatore Girone, deployed on the oil tanker Enrica Lexie, were remanded on Monday in judicial custody till March 5, on the charge that they had fired and killed two Indian fishermen off Kollam on Wednesday last.
While Karunagapally Judicial First Class Magistrate K.P. Joy ordered that the Marines of the San Marco Battalion be sent to the Central Prison, Thiruvananthapuram, Prosecutor K. Anil Kumar pleaded that they be remanded in police custody for three days for investigation. The magistrate then ordered that the duo be sent to police custody till February 23.
Monday being a holiday, they were brought to the magistrate's house with a heavy police escort at 5 p.m. The procedures took more than 90 minutes.