Released from Pakistan, Indian fishermen to reach Vadodara today

The fishermen, held for violating territorial waters, were freed from Karachi jail as a goodwill gesture.

By: PTI | Vadodara | Updated: June 8, 2016 8:44:01 am
PMSA, pakistan marine security agency The fishermen, held for violating the territorial waters of the neighbouring country, were freed from Malir jail in Karachi as a goodwill gesture. (Source: Express photo)

Eighteen Indian fishermen, who were released by Pakistan on Sunday, will reach Vadodara on June 8, a senior Gujarat fisheries department officer said.

The fishermen, held for violating the territorial waters of the neighbouring country, were freed from Malir jail in Karachi as a goodwill gesture.

Fisheries Department Superintendent Ashok Patel said that one of the fishermen, identified as Ajit Bhagu who hails from Valsad district, was admitted in a Amritsar hospital tonight for treatment.

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“Bhagu’s condition is good. He was administered glucose. He will join 17 others who will leave Amritsar late tonight and reach Vadodara on Wednesday night,” Patel said.

A team from Fisheries department, Gujarat had taken custody of the fishermen on June 6 after they were released at Wagah border by the Pakistani authorities.

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