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Fishermen released from Pak to reach Vadodara tomorrow


Vadodara: Eighteen Indian fishermen, who were released by Pakistan on Sunday, will reach here tomorrow, a senior Gujarat fisheries department officer said today.

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 of Fisheries department from Gujarat had taken custody of the fishermen yesterday after they were released at Wagah border by the Pakistani authorities.

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