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Charge sheets against Lankans

The Indian police have filed charge sheets against 59 Sri Lankan fishermen held in Ramanathapuram, before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court, The Hindu newspaper reported.

There are over 150 Sri Lankan fishermen in Indian jails, and over 300 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan jails.

The police filed four sets of charge sheets, accusing them of entering Indian waters to indulge in illegal activities. The police charged the fishermen, hailing from Negombo, Puttalam and Kalutara with violating Sections 3/10, 7/14, 15(c) of the Marine Zone of India Act, 1981 and Section 3(a) read with 6(a) of Passports (Entry into India) Rules, 1950.

The Indian Coast Guard apprehended the fishermen for entering Indian waters off Kanyakumari during September-November last year.

Author: TELO Media Team 1