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Ten Sri Lankan fishermen held by Coast Guard for fishing in Indian waters

The Sri Lankan fishermen were detained late on Tuesday night for allegedly fishing in Indian territorial waters.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2017 21:55 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu)
Sri Lankan fishermen held,Coast Guard,Indian territorial waters
Fisherman dock their fishing boats to a jetty in Chennai. Ten Sri Lankan fishermen were detained by India late on March 7, 2017, for allegedly fishing in its territorial waters.(AP File )

Ten Sri Lankan fishermen have been arrested by the Indian Coast Guard for allegedly fishing in Indian territorial waters, a fisheries official said on Wednesday.

The fishermen hailing from Neduntheevu in the Palk Strait were detained late on Tuesday night, Nagapattinam joint director of fisheries Amala Xavier said.

They were brought to Nagapattinam by the Coast Guard personnel and later taken to nearby Karaikal on Wedenesday morning, he added.

First Published: Mar 08, 2017 17:41 IST