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Lankan Navy Detains 15 Fishermen in Mid-sea

Days after the arrest of 32 Indian fishermen, the Lankan navy whisked away another batch of 15 fishermen, all belonging to Nambuthalai, along with their three country boats from mid-sea near Thondi on Wednesday.

Published: 06th March 2014 08:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2014 08:01 AM   |  A+A-

Days after the arrest of 32 Indian fishermen, the Lankan navy whisked away another batch of 15 fishermen, all belonging to Nambuthalai, along with their three country boats from mid-sea near Thondi on Wednesday.

Mervin, a country boat fishermen association leader of Pamban, said that a group of country boat fishermen ventured into the sea from Nambuthalai on Wednesday and were slated to return the next day.

While they were in sea of the Thondi coast, the Lankan navy arrived at the spot and detained 15 fishermen on three country boats. Later, the navy personnel took away the fishermen to Lankan shore. Details of the arrested fishermen were not known immediately. It may be recalled that the Lankan navy detained 32 fishermen of Jegathapattinam near Pudukottai  a couple of days ago.

Meanwhile,  three fishermen, Nambu Sekaran, Muhesh Kumar and Muniyasamy, of Rameswaram submitted a complaint against the island nation personnel for reportedly throwing their catch into water and issuing life threat in mid sea, on March 4.

Sources said similar incidents of Tamil Nadu fishermen being targeted by Lankan navy have become a routine affair.  Based on  their complaints, Rames-

waram temple police registered a case on some Lankan navy personnel whose names and addresses were not known, under sections 341,323, 427 and 506 (2).

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