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Owner of sunk ferry in Andamans sent to judicial custody

Survivors being rescued

The owner of tourist ferry MV Aqua marine which left 21 people dead after it sank in sea, has been remanded to judicial custody after her arrest

Survivors being rescuedPort Blair: The owner of tourist ferry MV Aqua marine which left 21 people dead after it sank in sea while sailing from Ross Island in the Andamans on January 26 has been remanded to judicial custody after her arrest.

I Jaya was arrested after prolonged interrogation and produced in court which remanded her to judicial custody for a day yesterday.

The ferry disaster which left 21 tourists dead would be investigated by a team of officials led by Deputy Superintendent of Police N Rasheed and Inspector S S Rathore, official sources said.

The statements of several witnesses have been taken.

Underwater photography of the sunken ferry has been done by experts.

Earlier, the master, manager and crew of the ferry were taken into police custody.

PTI

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