Police oppose guilty plea of Somali pirates

The city police today opposed an application by 119 Somali nationals, arrested in 2011 for piracy in the Arabian sea, pleading guilty.
Police said before the trial started, the accused had pleaded ‘not guilty’, and now they could not be allowed to change their stand when the trial was reaching its end. “We told the that there should be no deviation from the procedure, no subsequent plea can be accepted,” said special public prosecutor Ranjit Sangle.
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Source: business-standard.com

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