Lankan navy arrests fishermen on poaching charge

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Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Nov 4: Eleven fishermen from Tamil Nadu have been taken into custody by Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in the island's territorial waters near Neduntheevu, police said on Thursday, Nov 4.

Sources said Sri Lankan authorities had informed Tamil Nadu police that the arrested fishermen had been lodged in Neduntheevu police station for investigation.

N Devadoss, Secretary of Rameswaram Fishermen Association, appealed to the Centre to take immediate steps for securing the release of the 11 fishermen.

He alleged the Sri Lankan Navy was frequently attacking Indian fishermen and their act of arresting "the innocent" would affect the fishing industry.

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