Detained Lankan fishermen handed over to city police

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Visakhapatnam, Aug 30 (UNI) Eleven Sri Lankan fishermen, taken into custody by the Coast Guard for fishing in Indian territorial waters 75 km South-East off Visakhapatnam yesterday, were handed over to the city police today.

City Harbour Police Station Officer Y V Naidu told newspersons that they would be produced before the District Court today.

The fishermen -- Haywan (48), Fernando (37), Jatmil Roy (39), Perera (44), Makshil Fernando (38) Ranjit Perera (40), Kalrikan (37), Kantilal (40), Lal Fernando (38) and Baby (42), in two boats, -- were apprehended by the CG when they accidently drifted towards the Indian waters.

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