Court in Lanka orders release of 8 Indian fishermen

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SL: 8 Indian fishermen to be released
Rameswaram(Tamil Nadu) Aug 16:On Friday Sri Lankan court ordered the release of eight Indian fishermen, who were taken into custody by naval personnel of the island nation on June 15 for allegedly crossing the International Martime Boundary Line.

The fishermen who were under judicial custody since June 16 were ordered to be released by magistrate Anandhi Kanakarathinam of the court in Mannar.

However, the remand of 41 other fishermen, arrested on different dates, was extended upto August 22, officials and president of Innocent Fishermen's Association Arulanandham said.

Also on Aug 1 as many as 65 fishermen from India were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of fishing in Sri Lankan waters.


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