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Sri Lankan navy arrests eight Indian fishermen
 
New Delhi 25 January
Sri Lankan navy has arrested eight Indian fishermen along with two boats last night on charges of alleged poaching in Sri Lankan waters.

A navy statement issued today said the arrests happened north west of Delft island. It said the fishermen will be handed over to the fisheries department in Jaffna for legal action.

With latest arrests, the total number of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody has gone up to 124. More than 170 boats are also in their custody.

Fishermen arrested for poaching into Sri Lankan waters are normally released on humanitarian grounds after a time gap but boats are retained for a longer period.
 
 
 
 
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