Assam’s Simanta Saikia, who was lodged in a Pakistan jail for over a year, returned to the state on Thursday.

Saikia, a resident of Merapani in Golaghat distirct was arrested by the Maritime Security Agency of Pakistan along with 7 other fishermen from India for allegedly violating Pakistani territorial waters in October 2018.

All the fishermen, including Saikia were working for a Gujarat-based company and were lodged in a jail in Karachi.

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