12 SIMI operatives arrested
The Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju has said in the Parliament that the Central Agencies had arrested 12 accused persons from Jharkhand during the year 2012-14. The Patna and Bodh Gaya blasts were carried out by a Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) module which developed in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Almost all the key SIMI operatives have been arrested. piracy attempts have been thwarted since October 2008. No ship under Indian escort has been hijacked by pirates.
According to the Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, about 120 Pirates were apprehended by Indian Navy in East Arabian Sea in 2011. There have been no interceptions/arrests during the last three years and the current year.
At present Yellow Gate Police Station in Mumbai, Maharashtra and Kolkata Police Station in West Bengal have jurisdiction over all the crimes committed in International waters. Ministry of Home Affairs has written to all other Coastal States/Union Territories to notify one Coastal Police Station and one Trial Court each to deal with crimes committed in International waters.
Indian Navy is cooperating with several other Navies in countering piracy in Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea.