India files charge sheet against 59 Sri Lankan fishermen

India files charge sheet against 59 Sri Lankan fishermen

India files charge sheet against 59 Sri Lankan fishermen

Written by Staff Writer

08 Jan, 2014 | 12:17 pm

The Indian police have filed charge sheet against 59 Sri Lankan fishermen held in custody, before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court on Monday. There are over 150 Sri Lankan fishermen in Indian jails, and over 300 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan jails.

The police filed four sets of charge sheet, accusing them of entering Indian waters to indulge in illegal activities. The police charged the fishermen, hailing from Negombo, Puttalam and Kalutara districts with violating Sections 3/10, 7/14, 15(c) of the Marine Zone of India Act, 1981 and Section 3(a) read with 6(a) of Passports (Entry into India) Rules, 1950.

The Indian Coast Guard apprehended the fishermen for entering Indian waters off Kanyakumari during September-November last year.

Source- The Hindu

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