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Seven Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lanka

IANS  |  Colombo 

The Navy on Thursday arrested seven Indian fishermen for illegally poaching in the island's northern seas, officials said.

Two fishing trawlers belonging to the Indian fishermen were seized, Xinhua news agency reported.

The fishermen were engaged in bottom trawling in Sri Lankan territorial waters northwest of Delft Island, the Navy said.

The trawlers were brought to Karainagar and the fishermen were handed over to the Jaffna Assistant Director of Fisheries.

Sri Lankan and Indian fishermen often face arrests when they enter each other's territorial waters illegally. India and are divided by a narrow strip of sea.



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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 14:26 IST