78 Indian fishermen go back home
03 October 2015, Nirapad News: Seventy-eight Indian fishermen went back to their country from Bangladesh on Friday after languishing in a jail.
The fishermen hail from different areas of Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas district of India.
Jailer of Bagerhat Jail M Mostafa Kamal said the chief judicial magistrate court recently exempted the 78 fishermen from charges brought against them for intruding into Bangladesh water territory.
He said they handed them over to the Indian embassy officials after the court order reached the jail authorities on Thursday.
The fishermen in six trawlers started for India from Mongla port on Friday afternoon.
Mostafa Kamal said some 178 more Indian fishermen, who were arrested from Bangladesh territory in different times for illegal entry, still remain in Bagerhat jail.
Officer-in-charge of Mongla Police Station Sheikh Lutfar Rahman said members of Bangladesh Navy arrested the fishermen along with six trawlers from Fairway Buoy area of the Bay of Bengal several months ago.