Ramanathapuram, Sep 18 (PTI)
A local court here today remanded for 15 days the five Sri Lankan fishermen, arrested by Coast Guard with their boat last week on charges of fishing in Indian territory.
Coast Guard ship Vaibha, while on routine patrol in Gulf of Mannar, apprehended the Sri Lankan fishing boat with five fishermen with about 300 kg of fish catch on September 11.
The boat and the fishermen were handed over to Marine police, who in turn handed them over to Tuticorin police.
Police brought them here tonight and produced them before a Chief Judicial Magistrate.
The coast guard had claimed that in the last two months they seized three Sri Lankan fishing boats with 15 crew members and 855 kg of fish for fishing in Indian territory.
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