27 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy
Posted on August 12th, 2018
 Twenty seven Indian fishermen have been taken into custody and their boats seized by the Sri Lankan Navy.

On August 10, while Sri Lankan forces were patrolling near Neduntheevu, they noticed Indian fishermen from Rameswaram fishing along the Sri Lankan border.

India fishermen, Sri Lankan navy
Indian fishermen taken into custody by Sri Lankan navy.

Apart from these fishermen, other ones from Ramanthapuram and Tanjore district were also taken into custody. The fishermen were taken to Karainagar Navy base camp for further enquiry.

It was found out that the fishermen were catching Bhetki fish – a widely sought after export variety of fish.

The fishermen said they were pushed to the other side of the international border by heavy winds. They were handed over to the Sri Lankan fisheries officer at Jaffna for further enquiry.

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