Ten Sri Lankan fishermen arrested off Andhra coast

Last Updated: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 00:10

Hyderabad: Ten Sri Lankan fishermen have
been arrested for allegedly fishing in Indian waters off the
Andhra Pradesh coast, officials said on Sunday.

The Lankans, travelling in two motor-boats, were fishing
in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Narasapur coast (West
Godavari district) on Friday evening, a senior Coast Guard
official said adding that the men were handed over to the
Marine Police in Kakinada yesterday.

The fishermen are in the age group of 20-40. After
questioning, they were produced today before the Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate in Visakhapatnam and remanded in
judicial custody, said Kakinada Marine Circle Inspector KBG
Tilak.

PTI



First Published: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 00:10

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