19 Sri Lankan fishermen arrested by Indian Coast Guard

19 Sri Lankan fishermen arrested by Indian Coast Guard

February 24, 2015   06:15 pm

A crew of 19 Sri Lankan fishermen was apprehended by Indian Coast Guard personnel, Tuticorin on Tuesday on the charge of illegally fishing in Indian waters, the Hindu Newspaper reported.

The fishermen in four boats were held during patrol at sea.

Official sources from ICG, Tuticorin station, told The Hindu in Tuticorin on Tuesday evening that they were held for crossing the Indian Maritime Boundary Line.

While patrolling by ICGS, the Sri Lankan fishermen, who strayed in to the Indian waters, were caught 53 nautical miles east of the Kanyakumari coast at 7.30 a.m.

After interrogation, the apprehended fishermen would be handed over to the Tuticorin Marine police on Tuesday night for further course of action, sources added.

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