Firing reported

PUDUKOTTAI: Sri Lankan Navy was reported to have opened fire at a boat on which fishermen of Pudukottai district had ventured into sea on Saturday.

The Sri Lankan Naval personnel had allegedly intercepted three mechanised boats and had damaged all the nets attached to them. The personnel had opened fire at one of these boats by which three fishermen A. Karuppiah (50); S. Manohar (55); and S.Sekar (45); were returning.

The Assistant Director of Fisheries, A. Jambunathan enquired about the incident. — Staff Reporter

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