Sri Lankan court orders release of 10 TN fishermen

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Sri Lanka
Rameswaram, Jul 9: A court in Sri Lanka has ordered the release of 10 Tamil Nadu fishermen who were taken into custody by Sri Lankan navy personnel on Jul 1, a top fisheries official said today.

The fishermen and their boats would be handed over to the Indian Coast Guard at the International Maritime boundary line today or tomorrow, Assistant Director of Fisheries A Karithikeyan told reporters here.

The fishermen, who ventured out in their boats from here, had strayed into the Lankan waters due to strong winds and rough sea.

Mannar Judicial Magistrate Anthony Pillai Jutesen warned the fishermen to be careful in future before ordering their release, he said.

PTI

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