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Seven Sri Lankan fishermen released by TN court

Press Trust of India  |  Ramanathapuram(TN) 

A here today ordered the release of seven Sri Lankan fishermen, arrested on April 6 last for allegedly straying into Indian territorial waters.

Chief Judicial Magistrate-in-Charge Inba Karthick passed the order following a communique from the government, Q branch police said today.

The fishermen, from Buddhalaam district in had strayed into Indian waters near Tuticorin coast.

They were arrested and later lodged in the Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai.

They would be released from the prison and would be repatriated to tommorrow, they added.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 19:42 IST