12 SL fishermen arrested in India

7 June 2014 03:57 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Twelve Sri Lankan fishermen were on Friday arrested by the Indian Coast Guard for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and fishing in Indian waters.

Coast Guard ship ICGS Abheek spotted two Sri Lankan boats some 120 nautical miles east of Chennai and arrested the 12 fishermen aboard, a statement said.

The boats, which had 750 kg of fish catch, were seized and the fishermen booked under Maritime Zones of India Act, 1981, it said, adding that they would be handed over to Tamil Nadu Police soon.(PTI)

  Comments - 3

  • Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 07 June 2014 07:45 AM

    Since we are very generous in releasing all Indian fishermen caught in illegal fishing in our waters, can we expect reciprocal action with regard to our fishermen. Or is it only a one way bending backwards by our President to please the mighty Indians.

    M.O.A.Careem Sunday, 08 June 2014 12:23 AM

    S/L has to go for excuse exchange from Modi?

    Chessboard Saturday, 07 June 2014 04:53 PM

    Pawns in the chess game between big brother and the younger sibling. Release arrest. Release. Ittho our poor fishermen. via DM iPad app

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