Somali pirates released

76 more men to be released next month in two batches

No detention centre, Somali pirates released from jail accommodated in a room at Yellow Gate police station

Written by Sadaf Modak

FIFTEEN SOMALI nationals, who were arrested during anti-piracy operations in January 2011, have been released, after they completed seven year jail sentence, on January 2. They were convicted by a sessions court on August 2, 2017, under various charges. The court had directed that they be deported once they complete the remainder of their prison term in an Indian jail.

Since their legal status is that of illegal immigrants now, their custody was handed over to Yellow Gate police station, where the FIR against them was registered. Currently, they are lodged in a room on the premises of Yellow Gate police station in south Mumbai, in “safe custody”.

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Source: indianexpress.com

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