A sessions court at Sewri has issued bailable warrants against two Pakistani nationals and two Iran nationals who were rescued by Indian Navy from fishing trawler Al-Murtuza, which was hijacked by Somalian pirates in March 2011.
The court has issued bailable warrants against these nationals as they dishonoured the summons issued by the court. The four are witnesses in the case and were summoned to depose before the court.
According to the prosecution, on March 12, 2011, the Indian Navy had intercepted the fishing trawler Al-Murtuza, which was hijacked by Somalian pirates in December 2010, near Lakshadweep and 18 crew members, including six Pakistanis and 12 Iranians, were rescued by the Navy and 120 pirates were arrested.
“The four were among those rescued by the Indian Navy from the trawler.” said Ranjeet Sangle, special public prosecutor.