Navy attacks 5 Indian fishermen?

Navy attacks 5 Indian fishermen?

March 15, 2015   10:28 am

Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly attacked five fishermen when they were fishing near Katchatheevu on Saturday, the India Today news agency reported.

The navy personnel, who came in five boats, fired four rounds in the air and threatened a group of fishermen from here not to fish in the area.

They also attacked five fishermen of a boat with steel rods, Kennedy, Inspector, ‘Q’ branch police and T. Sasuraja, President, Rameswaram Fishermen Association, told reporters.

The navy men also destroyed some of the fishing nets, they said.

Kani and Kalainaanam sustained severe injuries in the attack and they were admitted to hospital, they said.

Sri Lanka Wednesday released 86 Indian fishermen arrested by its Navy last month for poaching in the island’s waters as a goodwill gesture to mark Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s visit on Friday.

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