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Coast Guard b two Sri Lankan boats in Indian waters

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Cheni, March 8: The Indian Coast Guard on Wednesday apprehended two Sri Lankan fishing boats in Indian waters, a day after a 21-year-old fisherman from Tamil du was shot dead in Sri Lankan waters.

The Coast Guard said their ship ‘Arnvesh’ apprehended the two Sri Lankan fishing boats — Manoj and Kalaputha-03 — during surveillance four miles inside Indian waters.

Both boats had five crew members each. The Sri Lankan boats were around 50 miles southeast of gapattim in Tamil du.

“The boats were escorted to Karaikal and were handed over to the Coastal Security Group,” the Coast Guard said.

A day earlier, a 21-year-old fisherman from Tamil du was shot dead in Sri Lankan waters on Tuesday, but Colombo insisted the Sri Lankan vy was not involved in the snooting. Six fishermen from Thangachimadam in Ramathapuram district were fishing near the Katchatheevu islet in the rrow sea dividing the two countries when they were fired at on Monday night, Indian officials said. (IANS)

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