Tuesday, 23 December 2014 01:34
RAMESWARAM: A Court in Sri Lanka on Monday ordered the release of 28 of the total 81 Indian fishermen lodged in the jails in that country.
On 9 December, the Sri Lankan Navy apprehended 43 fishermen – 29 from Karaikal in the Union territory of Puducherry and the rest from Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu.
All these 43 fishermen were produced before a Point Pedro court on Monday, and the Court ordered the release of 14 Nagapattinam fishermen and 14 others from Karaikal.
However, 15 fishermen from Karaikal were remanded in judicial custody till 5 January, said U. Arulanandam of Alliance for Release of Innocent Fishermen at Pamban.
After the release of the 28 fishermen, the number of the Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan prisons has fallen to 53. They include 22 from Pudukottai and 16 from Rameswaram. (Times of India)