Iran releases 21 Indian fishermen

IRNA – Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of India in a message announced that 21 Indian fishermen were released by Iran.

‘I am happy to inform that 21 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu who were stranded at Nakhitaghi (Iran) have been released with the efforts of Indian Embassy in Iran and our Consulate at Bandar Abbas. We are repatriating them to Chennai in batches starting from 3rd august 2018,’ Swaraj wrote in her Twitter account.

According to Indian officials, Iran has busted 115 Indian fishermen over the past two years.

Many Indian fishermen have been employed by companies in the Persian Gulf Littoral States.

But they were arrested for illegal trespass to waters of other countries.