Udupi, Nov 21, 2020: Compensation cheques for Rs 10 lakh each were handed over to the families of the seven missing fishermen who were on board the Suvarna Tribhuja boat which had set sail from Malpe in December 2018 but never returned. Those who went missing in this mysterious case also included the owner of the boat. Udupi MLA had earlier appealed to the Government to release Rs 10 lakhs compensation to the distraught families of the missing fishermen.
The compensation was handed over by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to the families on the occasion of the World Fisheries Day held at the Banquet hall of the Vidhana Saudha on November 21, Saturday
DK District in-charge Minister and Minister for Fisheries Kota Srinivas Poojary and Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat were also present.