‘SUA not applicable in Italian marines case’, says Shinde

Kozhikode, Feb 27 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shindehas justified government’s decision of dropping of anti-piracy charges against two Italian marines, under the stringent Suppression of Unlawful Acts against Safety of Maritime Navigation Act (SUA), 2002.

Asked about why the central governments had not imposed international anti-piracy law on the Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast in 2012, Shinde said the law was usually applied in cases of militant attacks and killing of fishermen does not come under such category.

“SUA (Suppression of Unlawful Act) is usually applied for the terrorists and if you see the reports also…as per the opinion of law and the higher officials, the Italian marines case doesn’t come under SUA”, Shinde told media here yesterday on the sidelines of inauguration of a Border Security Force (BSF) unit near Nadapuram, about 70 km away from Kozhikode.

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