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.
“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.