Sri Lankan court releases Tamil Nadu fishermen

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 12:58

Rameswaram: A court in Sri Lanka on Monday
released 22 Tamil Nadu fishermen, arrested by the island
nation`s naval personnel.

According to a communication received by Alliance for the
Release of Innocent Fishermen (ARIF), Mannar Court Judge
Jeevarani Karuppaiah ordered to release the fishermen when
they were produced before the court.

The fishermen will be handed over to Indian Coast Guard
by Sri Lankan navy at the International Maritime Boundary
Line (IMBL) within two days, he said.

The fishermen were arrested yesterday when they were
fishing near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL)
off Arichalmunai.

The Lankan naval men alleged that the fishermen had
crossed the IMBL while fishing.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 12:58

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