12 Indian fishermen apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy

All the fishermen have been taken to the Kankesanthurai Naval camp by the Sri Lankan Navy for interrogation.

Published: 10th August 2017 11:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th August 2017 11:40 AM   |  A+A-

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RAMESWARAM: Twelve fishermen from this island were arrested today by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing near the Lankan coast, the second such incident in three days.

The fishermen were arrested while reportedly fishing off Neduntheevu, Fisheries Inspector Bala said.

They have been taken to Kangesanthurai.

Their three boats were also seized, the official added.

On August 8, nearly 50 fishermen, belonging to Pudukottai and Jagadapattinam districts, were arrested for allegedly poaching in Lankan waters.

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