Advertisement

HindustanTimes Thu,25 Dec 2014

41 Tamil Nadu fishermen held by Lanka return home

PTI  Rameswaram, September 28, 2013
First Published: 14:48 IST(28/9/2013) | Last Updated: 15:07 IST(28/9/2013)

Forty-one Tamil Nadu fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Navy on charges of crossing the International Boundary Line, arrived here on Saturday, after a court in the island nation ordered their release few days back.

Advertisement

Twenty-one fishermen were arrested on July 5 and the rest on August 5.

A court in Mannar had on September 25 ordered their release.

The Navy officials handed over the fishermen at the International Boundary Line to Indian Coast Guard, who brought them to the shore.

The court, however, declared as the property of the Sri Lankan government the five fishing boats seized by the navy during their arrest, official sources said.


Advertisement
more from India

BJP leaders in Srinagar, PDP says willing ready to talk

There's some thaw in the deadlock over government formation in the state, two days after voters threw up a hung assembly. As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sent its senior leader and Union finance minister Arun Jaitley to the state, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) leaders have said they are ready to talk.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved