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Law will prevail in Italian marines’ case: Khurshid

External affairs minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said the government might appeal to the Supreme Court if the special court set up to try the Italian marines facing trial for killing two Indian fishermen rejects Indian jurisdiction in the matter.

In an interview with Karan Thapar on CNN-IBN’s Devil’s Advocate programme, he said: ‘Do we have a choice but to accept what the court decides,’ and added that they might appeal to the apex court.

‘The law will prevail in normal course, let it decide,’ Khurshid said.

He also said the government would inform the Supreme Court about the ‘clarifications’ given to Italy that the two marines would not face the death penalty.

‘The law of the land is very clear, and only in rarest of rare cases is death penalty given,’ said the minister.
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