TWO SAFETYGUARDS ARRESTED: MURDER CASE FILED
Kochi:The two safety officers Silva Tore Jiron and Lestore Maximiliano of the Italian oil tanker ENRICA LEXIE was arrested by the Kerala police last evening in connection with the killing of two Indian fishermen The ship captain Umberto vetteli is also with the group.The arrest was delayed after Italy failed to cooperate with the case, but they finally relented before India's strict move.Earlier it was decided to arrest the crew members by force in case they didn't yield but neither of the them resisted to the arrest. .
The arrested seamen were visibly expressionless before the camera.They were first taken to Port trust boat jetty near Mattanjery wharf in wellington island in Kerala police boat.The Italian Consul General Giampaolo Cutillo, Defence attache, two officers from Mumbai consulate and the prosecutor Abhishek sinha were among the party Huge police escort was present all time around.The investigation will be done by Kollam police and the convicts will be presented before Kollam district court.Meanwhile its still unclear as to when the vessel will be able to leave Kochi.
The incident was reported to the MRCC (Mumbai rescue coordination centre) only after two hours and this gave proof to the attempt to hide truth from the part of the vessel.Huge loss of the Kochi port' s revenue income is getting lost due to the vessel being parked in the oil tanker berth A daily loss of 40 lakh Indian rupees is curently recorded (demmurage) The case is at an important juncture now and we can expect much more hot news soon.Stay tuned.. Click here to get latest update on the issue -