Mumbai Court Sentences 16 Somali Pirates to 7 Years in Prison

Mumbai Court Sentences 16 Somali Pirates to 7 Years in Prison

A court in Mumbai sentenced 16 Somali pirates to seven years in jail for hijacking a fishing vessel which had sailed from Iran in 2011 and taking its Iranian and Pakistani crew hostage. Special public prosecutor Ranjeet Sangle informed that Sessions judge J C Jagdale sentenced the accused to seven years in jail for conspiracy, attempt to murder, kidnapping and offences under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

The court also imposed a fine of 14,000 rupees on each of them, while directing the government to deport them to Somalia after they serve their prison terms. The judge, however, acquitted them of the charges of kidnapping for ransom, murder and offences under the Arms Act.

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