Lanka court frees 10 Indian fishermen
The fishermen, arrested on September 12, were freed by the Manner district court on Friday.Updated: Sep 22, 2007 12:28 IST
A Sri Lankan court has released 10 Indian fishermen along with their boats after dropping charges of poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters, officials said on Saturday.
The fishermen, arrested on September 12, were freed by the Manner district court on Friday with orders to hand them over to Tamil Nadu authorities with their two trawlers in a few days.
The release is being seen as a reciprocal gesture for the release of 10 Sri Lankan fishermen along with five boats by India, also on Friday.
First Published: Sep 22, 2007 12:26 IST