Following a complaint, the ACB officials have caught Fisheries Department Deputy Director Mohammed Khadeer Ahmed in his office in Karimnagar town for accepting bribe of Rs 40,000 and Senior Assistant Anjaiah
The boat, IFB Rabah, with 14 fishermen on board, had set off from Beypore in Kozhikode district of Kerala Sunday evening.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, said the victims' kin have consented for compensation of Rs 10 crore above the ex-gratia amount already paid in the case.
Smooth-coated otter was listed as an endangered animal by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Earlier, Rahul Gandhi had demanded the setting up of a separate ministry for fisheries at a meeting in Puducherry.
Since the district received heavy rains in the last monsoon, all the water bodies in the district are brimming
Under Integrated Fisheries Development scheme, the Minister said fishermen were being given mopeds, four-wheelers, fishing nets, mobile fish kiosks and other facilities at subsidised rates.
A total of 22 fishermen were onboard the ill-fated boat at the time of the incident, police said.
Speaking to ANI, Arunpal Singh, Protocol Officer (Police) said, "These fishermen had entered India mistakenly and have completed their imprisonment. They are being handed over to Pakistan."
Ramesh and Rajabapu drowned when the boat capsized at a deepest spot of the project allegedly due to overload, when the five were casting nets in it for catching fish.
This year, some 500 migrants have died trying to cross the Central Mediterranean.
Fifteen persons from Challur ventured into the river for fishing around 3 pm on Sunday. While 12 of them came back by evening, three others were stranded in the middle due to heavy flow in the river.
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