Navy arrests nine more Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka Navy arrests Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters

The Sri Lankan navy on Wednesday apprehended nine Tamil Nadu fishermen and their boat on charges of trespassing into the territorial waters of the island nation, marine police sources at Mandapam in India has said.

The fishermen, who set sail from Nagapattinam, were taken to Kankesanthurai in Sri Lanka and handed over to the fisheries department. They would be produced before a court, said U Arulanandam of the Alliance for Release of Innocent Fishermen.

With the latest arrests, the number of Indian fishermen in the custody of Sri Lanka has risen to 87. (TOI)