Sri Lankan fishermen arrested by Indian Coast Guard

Sri Lankan fishermen arrested by Indian Coast Guard

Written by Staff Writer

07 Jun, 2014 | 3:25 pm

Eleven Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested yesterday by the Indian Coast Guard for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line,  and fishing in Indian waters.

The Hindu news reported that the Coast Guard ship ICGS Abheek spotted two Sri Lankan boats some 120 nautical miles east of Chennai and arrested the twelve fishermen aboard,.

The reported stated that the boats, which had 750 kg of fish, were seized and the fishermen booked under Maritime Zones of India Act, 1981, and added that they would be handed over to Tamil Nadu Police soon.

When News1st contacted the Assistant Director of the Department of Fisheries, Lal De Silva, he said that five fishermen who went to the seas from Devundara are among those arrested.

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