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27 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by SL Navy, five boats seized

On December 2, 20 fishermen from Nagapattinam district were arrested by the Lankan Navy on charges of fishing off Neduntheevu.

Press Trust of India  |  Rameswaram(TN) 

Tamil Nadu Fishermen
Tamil Nadu Fishermen

Twenty-seven fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters early today, an official said.

The fishermen from Jegadapattinam and Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district were arrested off by the Lankan Navy and taken to there along with five boats, Assistant Director of Fisheries department, Pudukottai, Kumaresan said.

In another incident, nearly 3,000 fishermen who had ventured into the sea last evening in 500 boats from here were chased away by the Lankan Naval personnel while they were fishing near islet, Rameswaram Fishermen Association President S Emerit said.

The naval men came to the spot and opened fire in the air to drive off the large group of fishermen before damaging their fishing equipment, he said.

The fishermen were forced to return to the shore without a catch, he said.

On December 2, 20 fishermen from Nagapattinam district were arrested by the Lankan Navy on charges of fishing off

First Published: Tue, December 12 2017. 12:03 IST
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