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Sri Lankan Navy detains 16 Indian fishermen

Sri Lankan Navy personnel detained 16 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating the International Maritime Boundary Line.

india Updated: Nov 19, 2015 12:09 IST
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At least 16 Indian fishermen have been detained by the Sri Lankan Navy personnel for allegedly poaching into their territorial waters.(HT File Photo)

Sri Lankan Navy personnel detained 16 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating the International Maritime Boundary Line.

Their three boats were also seized and they were taken to Kangesanthurai and later shifted to Jaffna, joint director of fisheries Subburaj said.

They were arrested while fishing near the Sri Lankan coast, he said, adding it was not clear why they were shifted to Jaffna.

“One boat was from Rameswaram. It is not immediately clear from which districts the other fishermen were,” he said.