Srilankans arrested for poaching

September 22nd, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Six Sri Lankan fishermen caught poaching in Indian waters were arrested Monday by the Coast Guard and remanded to judicial custody, official sources said.Their mechanised boat was seized. The men were from Trincomalee in Sri Lanka’s east.

“Preliminary interrogation reveals that they had no links to terrorist activity and were merely fishing in our waters,” R. Sabaratnam, a police official who took the suspects to prison, told IANS.

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