The Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court has granted bail to 65 Indian nationals who were arrested last week for staying in the country illegally.
The court has ordered each one of them to pay K100,000 as cash bail bond.
The court has also ordered the director and manager of Salima Sugar Factory to pay K5 million non-cash surety bail bond.
Their trial is expected to start on Thursday.
Salima Sugar Factory is a Public Limited Company, with 60 percent of its shares held by Aum Sugar Company Limited of India and 40 percent of its shares are held by Government of Malawi under the Greenbelt Authority.