Five Tamil Nadu fishermen were on Friday rescued by their Sri Lankan counterparts after their boat developed a snag off the island nation's coastal waters. The fishermen were produced in a court and remanded to custody till 7 July.
The fishermen, all of whom are from Vedranyam hamlet, were later taken to the army camp at Velvettithurai Joint director of fisheries, Subbraj said. They were stranded in mid-sea off Velvettithurai coast after their boat developed a snag when they were rescued by the Sri Lankan fishermen he added. They were produced before a court in that town and remanded to custody till July 7, he said, adding that they are now lodged in a jail in Jaffna.