After release from Pak jail, 18 fishermen reunite

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 00:41

Vadodara: Eighteen Indian fishermen, who were released from a Pakistani jail on May 22, reunited with their families on Monday.

Soon after their arrival at Vadodara railway station late last night, the fishermen were accommodated in a luxury bus which took them to coastal town of Veraval in Junagadh District where they met their family members, said M B Jani, an official of Gujarat Government`s Fisheries Department.

After bringing them at Attari border last week, the Pakistani authorities had handed over these fishermen to the officials of Punjab Government, who kept them in a Red Cross building in Amritsar.

A team from Gujarat reached Amritsar on May 25 and took their custody from the Punjab Government officials. They left Amritsar by a train the next day and arrived here at around 2300 yesterday, Jani said.
Three of the fishermen are from Union Territory of Diu and the rest hail from Junagadh district.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 00:41
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