Fishermen stated the Sri Lankan military personnel damaged their fishing equipment and GPS gadgets. (Representational photograph)
RAMESWARAM, TAMIL NADU: Sri Lankan Naval personnel allegedly entered Indian waters and brokenfishing equipment of a set of fishermen from right here close to 5th sand dune within the Palk Straitnowadays.
Lankan Naval employees also detained a ship belonging to the fishermen for about an hour on the 5thsand dune, which is a part of Indian sea territory, Vercode Fishermen association President Sagayaminstructed reporters and police here.
He alleged that they crossed the worldwide Maritime Border Line (IMBL) and broken fishing equipment and GPS gadgets of the fishermen after they were fishing close to Aathupalam.
He stated the Lankan navy had lined up its patrol boats close to Katchateevu to prevent Indian fishermen from crossing the IMBL.
After coming into Indian waters, in addition they threatened one Subramanian, a fisherman, viamaintaining a knife on his throat, he charged.
“Our fishermen have been cautious as the Sri Lankan naval men had been found in full power close toKatchatheevu, but it changed into now not truthful on their component to threaten us at knife point anddamage our equipment when we were fishing in our territory,” he said.