43 Fishermen Arrested By Sri Lankan Navy

27/02/2015 1:01 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Arrested Indian fishermen stand in a police lockup in the port city of Karachi on January 22, 2015. Pakistani marine forces have arrested 38 Indian fishermen for violating territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, police said. AFP PHOTO / Rizwan TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

As many as 43 Indian fishermen were today arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel while fishing in Nedunchivu and Mullaithivu areas off the island nation, officials said.

The naval personnel came there on being informed by Sri Lankan fishermen that two of them had been injured in a clash with the Indian fishermen, Joint Director of Fisheries (Karaikal) Ilayaperumal, and Kennedy, 'Q' branch inspector of Ramanthapuram, said.

While the 43 fishermen and their six boats were taken to Karainagar naval camp, the injured Sri Lankan fishermen were taken to Jaffna, they said.

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