Four fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy released

Five fishermen from Pudukottai, who were arrested for fishing in Sri Lankan waters last month, were released by a court on Wednesday. The four were produced before Oorkavalthurai Court in Sri Lanka, which ordered their release, Rameswaram Assistant Director of Fisheries K T Gopinath said. Four fishermen from Tamil Nadu, arrested by Sri Lankan Navy, were on Thursday set free by a court in the island nation, a senior fisheries official said, according to the Press Trust of India.The fishermen from this island town were arrested on November 1 on charges of fishing in Sri Lankan waters and remanded to judicial custody. All those released are expected to return home by tomorrow, the official said. (Colombo Gazette)

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