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Two Gujarat fishermen to be released from Pak jail tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  Vadodara (Guj) 

Two fishermen from -- one of them suffering from cancer -- will be released by the Pakistani authorities tomorrow, a state government today said.

The has informed the of Fisheries, Gujarat, about their imminent release, an of the State Department said.

The MEA has asked the to make arrangements for their transport back to the state, he said.

Danabhai Arjanbhai Chauhan from Paldi in Una tehsil of district and Ramabhai Gohilfrom Kanzotar in Sutrapada tehsil in Saurashtra would be released from a prison in tomorrow, the said.

Chauhan was apprehended by the Maritime Security Agency for allegedly entering the neighbouring country's waters on May 3, 2017 while Gohil was nabbed earlier, on March 4, 2017.

Two officials of the department will receive the duo at Wagah border tomorrow and bring them back.

Veljibhai Masani, of the Central Cooperatives Association, told that Chauhan is suffering from cancer, while Gohil had an attack of paralysis while in prison.

Chauhan's wife had written to the last month, seeking help to bring back her ailing husband.

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First Published: Thu, June 28 2018. 22:45 IST
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