Sri Lanka: TN fishermen sent to judicial custody

The fishermen were sent to judicial custody till June 17 by a court in Sri Lanka.

Last Updated: Jun 04, 2011, 13:01 PM IST

Rameswaram: A Sri Lankan court on Saturday remanded four Tamil Nadu fishermen in 14 days judicial custody for crossing the international marine border after their boat capsized mid-sea off the Rameswaram coast on June 1, a top fisheries welfare association official said here on Saturday.

Alliance for Release of Innocent Fishermen president U Arulanandam told reporters the four swam to Naina Island in Sri Lanka after their boat sank and were later questioned by police officers at Oorkavalthurai town.

The four were sent to judicial custody till June 17 by a court in Sri Lanka, he said, adding that they were taken to a prison at Yalpanam town.
PTI