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Sep 10, 2012 at 01:01pm IST

Tamil Nadu fishermen slapped, chased away by Sri Lankan Navy

Ramanathapuram: In yet another instance of mid-sea confrontation reported on Sunday, the Sri Lankan Navy allegedly chased away a group of fishermen and took away a mobile phone from one of them.

The Indian fishing boats, which set out on Saturday, were surrounded by the Lankan Navy while they were netting mid-sea.

The Navy personnel allegedly chased away some of the boats and snatched a cellphone belonging to Adimai, a local resident.

TN fishermen slapped, chased away by Lankan Navy

The Navy personnel allegedly chased away some of the boats and snatched a cellphone belonging to one of the fishermen.

The Lankan Navy personnel also slapped some of the fishermen, accusing them of trespassing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL), it has been alleged.

As a result, the fishermen were forced to return to shore with a poor catch.

The Fisheries Department was yet to receive a formal complaint about the incident.

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