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Tamil Nadu: Eleven fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

The Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly damaged over 50 fishing nets and seized GPS equipment from them.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 24 March 2019 5:28 AM GMT

Tamil Nadu: Eleven fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy
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Rameswaram: Eleven Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy near Neduntheevu for allegedly fishing in the island nation's waters, an official said here, on Sunday.

The fishermen, hailing from Rameswaram, have been taken to Karainagar in Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department Assistant Director Yuvaraj said.

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Their two boats were also seized.

The Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly damaged over 50 fishing nets and seized GPS equipment from them.

The incident forced fishermen in more than 500 boats to return without fishing, the official said.

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