36 Indian fishermen still held in Jaffna prison

[TamilNet, Sunday, 24 August 2003, 12:09 GMT]
Of the thirty six Indian fishermen now being detained at the Jaffna prisons on the orders of the law courts, cases have been filed only against four in the Jaffna High Court. No cases have been filed against the other thirty-two Indian fishermen, legal sources said.

Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Mr.A.Vinayagamoorthy Saturday evening visited the Jaffna prison and saw the conditions of the remanded Indian fishermen, sources said.

Jaffna fishermen and Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) personnel had arrested the Indian fishermen when they entered Sri Lankan waters for poaching, fisheries sources said.

Except the boatmen, all other Indian fishermen have been released and handed over to the Indian coast guard in mid sea by the SLN, sources said.


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