A local court here on Monday dismissed the bail plea of 12 Indian crew members, who are held in custody in Palayamkottai prison in connection with the detention of US ship ‘Seaman Guard Ohio.’ The bail application came up for hearing before the District Sessions Court and Sub-Judge G. Nagarajan (in-charge of the court) passed the order after hearing arguments. The Indians were among 35 persons aboard the ship that was apprehended by Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Naikidevi’ on October 12, 2013 on charges of carrying illegal weapons and trespassing into Indian waters. After conducting multi-agency investigations, they were all were arrested on October 18. Among them, 12 Indians were detained in Palayamkottai prison and 23 other foreign nationals in Puzhal prison. — Staff Reporter