Fishermen released by Pakistan reach Porbandar port

Last Updated: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 13:53

Vadodara: Fifteen Indian fishermen who were released along with three boats by Pakistani Marine Security Agency Friday reached Porbandar port, about 300 kms
from here, officials said.

"The PMSA released them on account of several reasons including health grounds," said Manish Lodhari, Secretary, Porbandar Boat Association, tonight.

PMSA had captured six boats with 32 fishermen when they were fishing in the Indian waters in Jakhau and Sir Creek area alleging they had illegally strayed into Pakistani waters on Tuesday, Lodhari said.

After arresting them along with three boats, they were taken to a PMSA ship and kept there for a couple of hours.
Then the agency released the 15 fishermen along with their boats, Lodhari said.

Statements of the released fishermen are being recorded now by authorities here, he said.
587 Indian fishermen are still languishing in Pakistani jails and 450 of their boats have been seized, Lodhari said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 13:53

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