India intercepts suspicious dhow

Suspects caught by Coast Guard.

Presence of Foreign Dhow: Kerala Seeks National Investigation Agency Probe

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Kerala government today asked the Centre to order a probe by NIA into the case relating to interception of a suspicious foreign fishing dhow with 12 crew members off Kerala coast, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said in Thiruvananthapuram today.

In view of the international ramifications and limitations on investigations by the state government on the matter, Kerala has asked the Centre to conduct a probe by the National Investigation Agency, Chennithala said in the assembly on a submission on the incident.

“On the basis of a report by DIG, state Home Secretary has written a letter yesterday to Union Home Secretary in this regard”, he said.

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