India says recent attacks on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lanka Navy are mere allegations. Monday, 09 January 2012 20:35 The Union External Affairs Ministry of India says recent attacks on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lanka Navy are mere allegations sans any proof. Deepak Mittal, Director of the Ministry of External Affairs, made the submission in a counter affidavit filed in reply to a couple of contempt of court applications filed in the Madras High Court Bench against the Union Cabinet Secretary, National Security Advisor, Defence Secretary, External Affairs Secretary and Deputy Director-General of Indian Coast Guard. Director further said the reports of alleged attacks on Indian fishermen have not taken place in Indian waters which have strictly kept under vigil by the navy and the coast guard and no intrusion of Lankan vessels into Indian waters have taken place. After the filing of contempt petitions in November 2011, deaths of only four fishermen were reported by fisheries department at Mandapam. India says recent attacks on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lanka Navy are mere allegations.