Another batch of 100 fishermen released from Pakistani jails

Last Updated: Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 22:13

Rajkot: Another batch of nearly 100 fishermen, who were captured by Pakistan and released couple of days ago, reached here this afternoon from where they departed for their respective towns, officials said.

A batch of 100 fishermen had come yesterday and now another batch of 100 fishermen have reached here, Senior fisheries official V S Mali said.

Pakistan has decided to release 442 Indian fishermen out of which 200 have already been released, while remaining 241 would be gradually set free next week in two batches, the official said.

"I am the only bread earner in my family and I cannot afford to be in jail and now I have decided to give up my fishing profession," One of the fishermen released by Pakistan, Babu Rana said.

While another fisherman Shamji Koli said he would choose any other business but never go for fishing in future.

Most of the fishermen denied being tortured by the Pakistan jail authority.


First Published: Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 22:13

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