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Over 3,300 TN fishermen chased away by Lankan Navy personnel

Press Trust of India  |  Rameswaram(TN) 

Over 3,300 fishermen were allegedly chased away by while they were fishing near Katchatheevu, a fishermen association leader said here Thursday.

The fishermen, who put out to sea in over 540 mechanised boats on Wednesday night, were poaching fish near when the personnel came in five boats and drove them away, S Emerit said.

He also alleged that the men snapped the fishing nets of 20 boats and the fishermen had to return to the shore without a catch.

personnel had on December 4, chased away over 4,000 fishermen while they were fishing near

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 12:50 IST