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Arial help sought for searching fishermen: Revenue Minister Deshpande writes to center

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Bengaluru, 12 Jan 2019 [Fik/News Sources]: Revenue Minister RV Deshpande sought Arial help from the centre to search eight fishermen who were missing from Udupi coast.

In a letter written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Deshpande said that all eight fishermen who have been to fishing in Suvarna Thribuja boat on Dec 13 were missing. Local Coast Guard and the Navy were instructed to search the missing fishermen. The state government has taken it seriously and taken all measures to identify them, he said appealing the Union Home Minister to direct the concerned authorities to provide arial help and other help required to trace the missing fishermen.

Deshpande also thanked Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for taking steps to release 18 fishermen who were detained by Iran authorities for the last four months.

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