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Lanka court orders release of 31 Indian fishermen

Colombo: Thirty-one Indian fishermen arrestedby the Sri Lankan Navy two months ago for allegedly breaching the country's maritime boundary were today freed by a court.The fishermen had been arrested on July 30 off the eastern

PTI [ Updated: October 01, 2013 19:17 IST ]
lanka court orders release of 31 indian fishermen
lanka court orders release of 31 indian fishermen

Colombo: Thirty-one Indian fishermen arrestedby the Sri Lankan Navy two months ago for allegedly breaching the country's maritime boundary were today freed by a court.






The fishermen had been arrested on July 30 off the eastern coast of Sri Lanka and handed over to the police.  

On being produced before Trincomalee Magistrate U L D Arshad, instructions were issued to the navy to hand over the fishermen to Indian authorities at the International Maritime Boundary Line.

However, a decision on their release of their boats has been deferred until October 17.  

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