Sri Lankan boat that was spotted on Indian waters. Photo/ANI
Sri Lankan boat that was spotted on Indian waters. Photo/ANI

SL boat, crew in custody after they enter Indian waters

ANI | Updated: Feb 27, 2020 13:41 IST

Rameswaram(Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb 27 (ANI): A Sri Lankan vessel and its five crew members were handed over to the Tamil Nadu Coastal Police by the Indian Navy after they were picked up from inside the Indian territorial waters near Dhanushkodi, on Thursday.
As per the information received, Indian Navy surveillance helicopter, which was flying near the Arichal Munai areas of Dhanushkodi, had spotted a spots fibre boat belonging to Sri Lanka on the Indian Waters.
The Indian Navy vessel seized the Sri Lankan boat and towed it to the Rameswaram coast. Indian Navy handed over the boat to TN's Coastal security along with five people who were travelling on it.
The five persons apprehended have been brought to Mandapam coastal police station. Further investigations in the case are on. (ANI)

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