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Pak releases nine Indian fishermen on health grounds

india Updated: Apr 14, 2009 23:34 IST

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At least nine Indian fishermen, freed by Pakistani Marine Security (PMSA) agency on health grounds, reached Porbandar about 300 km from here on Tuesday.

Talking to PTI over phone tonight, Manish Lodhari, National Fish Forum secretary and Fisheries Cell of Gujarat Youth Congress chairman, said these fishermen were being interrogated by various security agencies in Porbandar.

According to Lodhari, the PMSA had arrested 29 fishermen and seized five boats from the international maritime water boundary alleging they had illegally strayed into the Pakistani water.

This agency, however, allowed 9 fishermen to return to their base after finding that they were suffering from various types of illnesses.

One of the freed fishermen Solanki Bapu Chhagan said, “I have severe pain in my stomach.”

Several of them had broken hands or legs.