Sri Lanka detains 12 Indian fishermen, impounds 3 boats

The Sri Lankan Navy arrested 12 Indian fishermen and confiscated three mechanised fishing boats on the alleged charges of fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Island Nation on Sunday, UNI India reported.

Fisheries officials said the incarcerated fishermen hailed from Rameswaram.

They were arrested while fishing near the controversial Katchatheevu Island.

The fishermen were later remanded to judicial custody till February 8 by Talaimannar court.

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