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Nineteen Pak prisoners repatriated

Attari, Jul 17: In a goodwill gesture, India today repatriated 19 Pakistani prisoners, mostly fishermen, after releasing them from Bhuj jail.Of the nineteen repatriated prisoners, 18 were fishermen arrested nine months ago while allegedly fishing

PTI PTI Updated on: July 17, 2012 22:58 IST
nineteen pak prisoners repatriated
nineteen pak prisoners repatriated

Attari, Jul 17: In a goodwill gesture, India today repatriated 19 Pakistani prisoners, mostly fishermen, after releasing them from Bhuj jail.






Of the nineteen repatriated prisoners, 18 were fishermen arrested nine months ago while allegedly fishing in Indian waters in the Arabian sea.

Another Pakistani Shyed Mohammed, who had been arrested over two years ago from Munabao in Rajasthan's Barmer district for carrying fake Indian currency, was also among those who were repatriated.

All the released prisoners crossed over to Pakistan through the land transit route of Attari/Wagah border on the basis of documents issued by the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi.

Expressing happiness at their repatriation, the prisoners thanked the Indian authorities for being kind to them during their detention period.

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