India lacks legal system to prosecute pirates: Ranjit Sinha

New Delhi: CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday said that the Indian legal system lacks clear and unambiguous mechanism to prosecute maritime pirates.

Inaugurating a three-day workshop on Maritime Piracy in cooperation with BKA Germany, Sinha rued, “India does not have a separate domestic legislation to deal with piracy-related offences. In the absence of a clear and unambiguous reference to the offence of maritimepiracy in the Indian law, problems have been faced in ensuring effective prosecution of the pirates.”

He said the piratical acts by a foreigner committed outside territorial waters of the country do not constitute an offence under the IPC.

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Source: http://zeenews.india.com

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