15 Iranian Fishermen Illegally Enter Indian Waters: This is What Indian Coast Guard Did

15 Iranian Fishermen Illegally Enter Indian Waters: This is What Indian Coast Guard Did

November 2: Superintendent the Coastal Security Police (CSP) of Karnataka R Chethan said that 15 Iranian fishermen were found illegally entering and fishing in Indian waters.
The accused have been arrested under the Maritime Zone of Indian Act, 1981
on Thursday evening, after a complaint was filed by Kuldeep Sharma, deputy commandant and boarding officer, Indian Coast Guard, New Mangalore. The arrested have been remanded to judicial custody till November 14.
On October 21 at 2.46 pm, two fishing vessels Avidhi and Ishan had entered the Indian waters and were found fishing around 165 nautical miles away from Agatti Island in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep. When the Coast Guard officers asked the master of the fishing boat to stop, he refused to do so and went ahead. That was when the boats were intercepted and the master of the fishing vessel and crew members were asked to produce documents. The boats were taken into custody and towed towards the New Mangalore port when they refused to produce necessary documents, especially permission to carry out fishing in the Indian waters.

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