Ahmedabad, November 12 (Language) 80 fishermen released from Karachi jail in Pakistan reached Vadodara in Gujarat by train on Sunday. An officer gave this information.
According to the official, these fishermen from Vadodara were taken by bus to Veraval in Gir Somnath district of the state to meet their families on Diwali.
According to an official release, the fishermen were released by Pakistani authorities on Thursday and were handed over to a team of Gujarat’s fisheries department at the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab the next day.
These fishermen had left Gujarat coast and entered Pakistan’s territorial waters for fishing in 2020, after which they were captured by Pakistan Marine Force.
Of the 80 fishermen released, 59 are from Gir Somnath district, 15 from Devbhoomi Dwarka, two from Jamnagar and one from Amreli, while three fishermen are from the Union Territory of Diu, the official release said.
“All these fishermen were caught in 2020,” the release said. About 200 fishermen are still lodged in various jails of Pakistan. The released fishermen will be able to celebrate Diwali with their families.
In May and June this year, the Government of Pakistan had released about 400 Indian fishermen.
Language Ravi Kant Suresh