Five more Tamil Nadu fishermen taken into custody by Sri Lankan Navy; more than 50 arrested in June

Rameswaram: Five more Tamil Nadu fishermen were on Sunday taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of entering the territorial waters of the island nation.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The fishermen from Thangachimadam, who had put out to sea, were apprehended for straying into Lankan territory, Tamil Nadu Fishermen's Association general secretary NJ Bose said.

The arrested persons were taken to the Kangesanthurai port, he said.

The Sri Lankan Navy had on Saturday arrested 25 fishermen in two separate incidents on charges crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and fishing in their territorial waters, drawing angry reaction from Chief Minister K Palaniswami.

He had termed the arrest of the eight fishermen from Nagapattinam as an "abduction" and had taken up the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

More than 50 fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy this month.

Members of the fishermen community here alleged that the Lankan Navy personnel had been resorting to harsh measures in recent days, including beating them up and causing damage to their nets and boats.

Updated Date: Jun 25, 2017 14:53 PM

Also Watch

IPL 2018: Royal Challengers Bangalore eye revival against Chennai Super Kings as 'Cauvery Derby' comes back to life
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 In the Kanjarbhat community, a campaign against 'virginity tests' is slowly gaining ground
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 It's A Wrap: Beyond the Clouds stars Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanan in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See