12 SIMI op­er­a­tives ar­rested

SP's MAI - - INTERNAL SECURITY NEWS -

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.

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