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4,000 TN fishermen chased away by Lankan Navy personnel

Press Trust of India  |  Rameswaram(TN) 

Over 4,000 fishermen were allegedly chased away by Sri while they were fishing near Katchatheevu, a fishermen association leader said here Tuesday.

The fishermen from this island town who put out to sea in over 500 boats last night were poaching fish near when the personnel came to the spot and drove them away, P Sesuraja said.

He also charged the island nation's navy men with snapping the fishing nets of 10 boats.

The fishermen had to return to the shore without a catch.

Sri personnel had on November 29 allegedly sunk a boat belonging to fishermen from Rameswaram, while they were fishing near Katchateevu and arrested four of them.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 18:00 IST