Ten Indian fishermen released
Mannar District Judge released 10 Indian fishermen along with their
boats after the Government dropped charges of poaching in Sri Lankan
territorial waters, officials said yesterday.
The fishermen, arrested on September 12, were freed by the Mannar
District Court on Friday with orders to hand them over to Tamil Nadu
authorities with their two trawlers, in a few days. The release is being
seen as a reciprocal gesture for the release of 10 Sri Lankan fishermen
along with five boats by India on Friday.