Published On : Sat, Aug 12th, 2017

Fishermen to enter Totladoh waters on Aug 14-15, SRPF men stationed at spot

Nagpur: The fishing prohibition at Totladoh has now become an issue of survival for the fishermen who have been thriving on illegal fishing in the area. Amid the spate of violence that includes the recent incident in which the fishermen threw grenades at the forest officials trying to nab them, the fishermen have now planned to come up with fresh revolt on 14th and 15th August.

Confirming the news Lohit Matani, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ramtek sub-division told Nagpur Today that the fishermen would be entering into the waters in massive number to protest against the forest officials action against them.

Matani said that the area comes under forest department and checking any illegal activity is the responsibility of the department. However police provide support as required, he said adding that a cluster of SRPF men was sent on the spot. “The SRPF guards have been stationed there for preventing any untoward incident”, Matani told Nagpur Today.
Matani said the fishermen were earlier relocated from Totladoh to a different village. However they continued the fishing despite ban, but the forest officials would not let them do so, he said.

Informing about the measures to be taken on August 14 and 15 when the fishing community would enter the Totladoh waters, Matani said that there will be patrolling in the water by the forest officials to keep check on their activities.