A.V. Ragunathan

CUDDALORE: The Fisheries Department is planning to take up the incidents of assault on fishermen directly with the Coast Guard.

The district administration had written to the State government about the first such incident.

On Wednesday, fishermen representatives said two fishermen were beaten up. Official sources said two boats had been chased away.

When the aggrieved fishermen approached the Fisheries Department they were instructed to carry the ID cards.

Officials of the department now plan to meet the Coast Guard officers in Puducherry and apprise them of the situation.

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