Sri Lankan Navy arrests 12 Tamil Nadu fishermen; second incident in three days

Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu): Twelve fishermen from Rameswaram were arrested on Thursday by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing near the Lankan coast, the second such incident in three days.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

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

They were subsequently taken to Kangesanthurai.

Three boats of the fishermen were also seized, the official added.

On 8 August, nearly 50 fishermen from Pudukottai and Jagadapattinam districts were arrested by the Navy of the island nation for allegedly poaching in Lankan waters.

They were subsequently remanded to judicial custody till 23 August by a court in Oorkavalthurai and taken to a jail in Jaffna.

Updated Date: Aug 10, 2017 19:31 PM

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