A court in Sri Lanka on Friday ordered the release of eight Indian fishermen, who were taken into custody by naval personnel of the island nation on June 15 for allegedly crossing the International Martime Boundary Line.

The fishermen who were under judicial custody since June 16 were ordered to be released by magistrate Anandhi Kanakarathinam of the court in Mannar.

However, the remand of 41 other fishermen, arrested on different dates, was extended upto August 22, officials and president of Innocent Fishermen’s Association Arulanandham said.