Karaikal: Indian Coast Guard has arrested 25 Sri Lankan fishermen on charges of trespassing and illegal fishing in Indian waters, official sources said today.

The fishermen were illegally fishing in five boats in Indian waters 48 nautical miles east of Velankanni when they were arrested last night, they said.

The fishermen, their boats and fish catch were brought to the port early today.

The fishermen belonged to Thondurakandu, Paruthithurai,Marapanganni and Devookanni in Jaffna, the sources said.

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