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Seven Sri Lankan fishermen released by Tamil Nadu court

A court in India on Wednesday ordered the release of seven Sri Lankan fishermen, arrested on April 6 last for allegedly straying into Indian territorial waters, the Press Trust of India reported.

Chief Judicial Magistrate-in-Charge Inba Karthick passed the order following a communique from the Tamil Nadu government, Q branch police said.

The fishermen, from Buddhalaam district in Sri Lanka had strayed into Indian waters near Tuticorin coast.

They were arrested and later lodged in the Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai. They would be released from the prison and would be repatriated to Sri Lanka on Thursday, they added.

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