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36 Fishermen Released by Lankan Court Reach India

Published: 02nd October 2014 08:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd October 2014 08:39 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

RAMESWARAM: Thirtysix fishermen from Rameswaram, part of the 76 arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in different batches and ordered to be released by a Lankan court recently, arrived here today.       

The fishermen, who were arrested when they were fishing near Katchatheevu on September 9 and 11, were handed over to Coast Guard personnel at 4.00 PM today at the International Maritime boundary line, 'Q' Branch Inspector Kennedy said.           

Seventy-six Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were arrested on different dates and from different places, were ordered to be released by a Lankan court on September 30, he said, adding, the remaining fishermen are expected to be here within a day or two.

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