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Indian fishermen's custody extended by Lanka court

Indian fishermen’s custody extended by Lanka court

A Sri Lankan court today extended till December 17 the jail custody of 14 Indian fishermen, who were charged with violating the International Maritime boundary line and arrested near Neduntheevu on November 19, according to a fishermen organisation.

The 14 fishermen, nine of whom were from Rameswaram and four from Mandapam, were arrestedby Sri Lankan navy personnelwhen they were fishing near Nedunteevu and they weresent to a prison after being produced in a court there, P Sasuraja, Rameswaram fishermen organisation president, said.

The 14 fishermen were produced before Oorkavalthurai court magistrate Lenin Kumar who today extended their remand by a fortnight following which the fishermen were sent to Jaffna prison.

( Source – PTI )

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