36 fishermen released by Lankan court reach India

Thirty six 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 on Thursday.

Rameswaram: Thirty six 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 on Thursday.

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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