Ascertain the ages of pirates, Mumbai court tells police

Khalid also said that police have invoked the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act against the Pirates.

The Act will be also used against the group of 15pirates who were apprehended earlier, in the same area.

Khalid said that in the complaint lodged with the YellowGate police, the DIG Coast Guard and Commander of the shipICGS Samar'' had said that the pirates'' activities hadaffected the "supply routes" in the Arabian sea.

The DCP also said that pirates had used the satellitephone belonging to the Thai ship crew, who had been takenhostage, and police were obtaining the call details.

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