TS Sudhir Monday, March 27, 2006 (Vishakapatnam):
At least one person has been killed following clashes between police and fishermen in Gangavaram village in Vishakapatnam. Twenty three policemen are reported to have been injured in the violence. A compensation of Rs 3 lakh has been announced for the family of the deceased.
Precautionary measures As a precautionary measure, police have imposed Section 144, which bans large public gatherings. A police barricade has been put up about 5-7 km outside the village and no outsiders are being allowed in. The fishermen are protesting against the construction of a port in Gangavaram, which they fear will displace them