: The 26 fishermen from different parts of the district, who were detained by Iran authorities for straying into that country's territorial waters on October 10, 2012, returned to their villages on Tuesday. A total of 29 fishermen, including 26 from Kanyakumari district, two from Thiruvananthapuram and one from Karaikkal, were jailed and some held captive in their boats by Iranian authorities in December while Indian officials negotiated their release. The fishermen were eventually let off after paying a fine. The 26 fishermen, who arrived at Thiruvanathapuram by flight, reached their reached their destinations by bus.
They were arrested for straying into that country's territorial waters on October 10, 2012