Sri Lankan Navy arrests 8 Tamil Nadu fishermen near Kalpitti, charged for fishing in nation's waters

Rameswaram: Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy near Kalpitti on charges of fishing in the island nation's waters, a state Fisheries Department official said on Wednesday.

The fishermen from Tuticorin were arrested late Tuesday night by Lankan Naval personnel who were patrolling the waters near Kalpitti, the official added.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The country boat used by the fishermen was also seized, the official said, adding they were handed over to the Sri Lankan Police at Pathalam.

On 10 August, 27 fishermen from the state were arrested by the Lankan Navy on the charge of fishing in the island nation's waters.

The Lankan Navy also impounded four country boats of the fishermen from nearby Nagapattinam, Thondi and Pudukottai.

Updated Date: Aug 22, 2018 14:16 PM

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