On August 31, Coast Guard ship ICGS Vishwast spotted a Lankan fishing boat with five Lankan fishermen on board around 4.20 pm, a Coast Guard release said on Tuesday.

The boat identified as 'Dhanuska Putha I' also had a fish catch of about 155-kg, it said.

The Lankans were arrested under the Marine Zones India Act, 1981 and handed over to Tamil Nadu Police on Tuesday. In another incident, Coast Guard ship ICGS Sagar spotted a Lankan boat 'Podimali' with five fishermen on August 21.

They were later handed over to police on August 24, it said.

(Agencies)

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