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* Indian Coast Guard arrests 21 Sri Lankan fishermen
Sat, Jan 19, 2013, 03:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 19, Chennai: Indian Coast Guard has arrested 21 Sri Lankan fishermen for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and entering Indian waters.

The 21 fishermen from Trincomalee were travelling in four boats as they crossed the IMBL and entered Indian waters off the Andhra Pradesh coast for fishing, according to the Chennai police.

Indian Coast Guard unit on patrol off Krishnapet near Visakhapatnam, north of Chennai, on Thursday morning, has arrested the Sri Lankan fishermen and seized their boats and the fishing gear.

The fisher men have been brought to Chennai on Friday afternoon and handed over to the Harbour Police.

They have been produced before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Egmore on Friday and the magistrate has remanded them for 15 days at Puzhal Prison in Chennai.



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