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24 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Twenty-four Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Naval personnel today for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line.

Published: 05th March 2017 11:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th March 2017 11:07 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

RAMESWARAM: Twenty-four Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Naval personnel today for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and fishing in the island nation's territorial waters.      

"Fifteen fishermen, who were fishing between Katchathivu and Talaimannar, were arrested and taken to Talaimannar," Assistant Director of Fisheries Kulanjinathan said.      

Nine others fishing near Neduntheevu were arrested and taken to Kangasanthurai, he said.    

The four boats of the fishermen, hailing from this town and Jagadapagttinam village, were seized, he added.



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