As many as 12 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have been arrested by the Sri Lankan navy for allegedly fishing in its waters, a Fisheries official mentioned on Sunday.
One boat was additionally impounded.
The fishermen have been engaged in fishing close to Katchatheevu late on Saturday once they have been apprehended by the Lankan navy, the official mentioned.
Ramanathapuram MP Okay Nawas Kani took up the matter with the Exterior Affairs Ministry.
That is the third occasion of the Lankan navy selecting up Indian fishermen for alleged maritime boundary violation, since March 29. A complete of seven fishermen had been apprehended on Tuesday and Thursday. Two boats utilized by the fishermen have been additionally then seized.