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74 TN fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

Press Trust of India  |  Rameswaram (TN) 

Seventy-four fishermen were arrested tonight by the Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing off Kodaikarai coast, fisheries department officials said.

They have been taken to Kankesanthaurai by the Lankan Navy personnel, Assistant Director (Fisheries) Uma said.

With this, a total of 139 fishermen have been arrested by the Lankan navy over the past two days.

Yesterday, 65 fishermen who set out in nine boats from Nagapattinam were arrested by the Lankan Navy for allegedly violating the International maritime boundary line.

Of this, 35 fishermen were produced before the Mallagam and have been remanded to custody till August 7, sources said.

Yesterday, five fishermen from Nagapattinam district were injured in a mid-sea attack allegedly by their counterparts in off Kodiakarai coast.

First Published: Thu, August 01 2013. 00:15 IST