India, Sri Lanka arrest 46 fishermen

February 29th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by admin  

Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), Feb 29 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard Friday arrested 21 Sri Lankan fishermen, off the coast of Karaikal in Puducherry. The police have taken the fishermen, who had crossed the international maritime boundary line (IMBL), to Chennai, an official said.

The Sri Lankan Navy has taken into custody 25 Indian fishermen from Kanyakumari district Friday. They have been taken to a prison in Thalaimannar.

Two boats from each side were also seized.

The Indian and Lankan authorities have officially informed each other of the arrest of fishermen, sources said.

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