After spending 27 years in a Dubai prison, Paul George, a native of Nagercoil in Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu, has returned home.
George, now 64, could be released with the intervention of Dileep, who was his co-prisoner at the jail in connection with another case, family sources said.
George was received at the Thiruvananthapuram airport yesterday by wife Mary and daugther Sumitra and son Saya.
Sumitra, who is living in Dubai with her husband, said, Colachel MLA J P Prince had also strived hard for George's release.
George was imprisoned in connection with an accidental fire at a house near his working place, which claimed nine lives, in 1985.
A local court had sentenced him to 27 years jail term. After completing the sentence, he had to spend more days in prison as it took time to get his passport renewed, the sources said.