Thirty five men, including the crew of the detained U.S. ship ‘Seaman Guard Ohio,’ were granted conditional bail by a local court on Thursday.
Judicial Magistrate C. Kathiravan, who granted bail, asked each of the detainees to produce a surety bond for Rs. 10,000.
All of them were directed to sign at the ‘Q’ Branch police office here at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day, until further orders.
Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Naikidevi’ apprehended the U.S. ship on October 12 on charges of trespassing into Indian waters and carrying weapons illegally.
After preliminary investigation by the Coast Guard authorities and marine police, the police arrested them on October 18.