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Indian coast guard arrests 25 Lankan fishermen

February 10, 2014 13:24 IST

Indian Coast Guard has arrested 25 Sri Lankan fishermen on charges of trespassing and illegal fishing in Indian waters, official sources said on Monday. The fishermen were illegally fishing in five boats in Indian waters 48 nautical miles east of Velankanni when they were arrested on Sunday night, they said.

The fishermen, their boats and fish catch were brought to the port early on Monday.

The fishermen belonged to Thondurakandu, Paruthithurai, Marapanganni and Devookanni in Jaffna, the sources said.

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