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Sri Lankan Court Orders Release of 26 Indian Fishermen, Draws Flak for Detention of Boats & Equipment

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Local fishermen associations opposed the detention of the boats and tools, saying they had been the only technique of livelihood for the individuals involved.

  • PTI Rameswaram
  • Last Updated: January 13, 2021, 21:13 IST
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A Sri Lankan courtroom has freed 26 Indian fishermen arrested by the Lankan navy for allegedly fishing in that nation’s waters, officers right here mentioned on Wednesday. However, the courtroom ordered for the ‘nationalisation’ of the 4 mechanised boats and different tools siezed through the arrest of the fishermen, the officers mentioned.

A complete of 22 fishermen hailing from right here and 4 from Puthukottai, arrested final month, had been ordered to be launched by the courtroom. The courtroom additionally cautioned the fishermen in opposition to getting into the nation’s waters (illegally) sooner or later and warned of two years’ imprisonment, if apprehended.

Local fishermen associations opposed the detention of the boats and tools, saying they had been the only technique of livelihood for the individuals involved.

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