Indian Court Begins Criminal Case in Connection with 1996 Incident Near Malta Where Over 170 Drowned (News)

Zee News reports that 2 Indian policemen and 18 others are scheduled to appear in court in Delhi on 30 June for the framing of charges relating to a smuggling operation that ultimately led to the drowning of over 170 Indians from Punjab on 25 December 1996 near Malta when they were being transferred from the ship Yiohan to a smaller vessel.  The charges include human trafficking charges.

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