NEW DELHI, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Four Indian fishermen were apprehended by Sri Lankan navy on charges of poaching, India's state-run broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) reported Thursday.
The fishermen hailing from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu were arrested on Wednesday.
"The fishermen were allegedly fishing in the sea off the Kovalam lighthouse of the island nation when the naval personnel in their fast attack craft detained them," the broadcaster said. "Their fishing trawler was also impounded."
According to AIR, the apprehended fishermen were later taken to the naval base at Elara in Sri Lanka and were expected to be handed over to fisheries department in Jaffna for further action.
Fishermen of the two countries are often jailed for accidentally crossing into each other's territory. They traverse poorly defined boundary in the international waters as most fishing boats lack technologies to locate exact positions.