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Guj fisherman released from Pak jail in June dies of cancer

Press Trust of India  |  Vadodara 

A released from a jail on June 29 this year on account of his poor health has died in the state's Gir district, a said today.

Dana Arjan Chauhan, who was suffering from cancer, died in his native Paldi village in Una tehsil yesterday, said Veljibhai Masani, of the state-run Fisheries Central Cooperatives Association.

Chauhan, along with another Ramabhai Gohil, was released by authorities on June 29 after India's Ministry of External Affairs had intervened.

Chauhan, after his release from Pakistan, had told that jail authorities in the neighbouring country did not provide him medical help and also made him do laborious tasks.

Chauhan was apprehended by the Maritime Security Agency for allegedly entering the neighbouring country's waters on May 3, 2017.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 22:20 IST