Sri Lankan Navy nabs 4 Rameswaram fishermen for trespassing into waters


Rameswaram: The Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday has arrested four fishermen of Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, on charges of trespassing into their waters.

According to reports, the four men were fishing in the Balkbay sea near Delft island on Tuesday morning when the Lankan navy personnel, who were on a routine patrol in the area, nabbed them. CR Senthilvel, State Secretary of Tamil Nadu Fishermen Federation, said their fishing trawler was also seized.

They were taken to the Kankesanthurai Naval camp for inquiry and are likely to be produced at Jaffna fisheries later in the day. This incident comes close on the heels of the arrest of three Indian fishermen by  Sri Lankan Navy on similar charges.

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