Indian Coast Guard apprehends Pakistani boat with 9 crew members off Gujarat's Jakhau coast

Indian Coast Guard ship C-408 seized a Pakistani boat, which had entered the Indian waters, with 9 crew members off Jakhau coast of Kutch district of Gujarat around 1500 hours on March 24, Coast Guard officials said.

The Indian Coast Guard has apprehended a Pakistani fishing boat along with nine crew members off the Gujarat coast, officials said.

Indian Coast Guard ship C-408 seized a Pakistani boat, which had entered the Indian waters, with 9 crew members off Jakhau coast of Kutch district of Gujarat around 1500 hours on March 24, Coast Guard officials said.

The fishing boat left the Shah Bunder base port in Pakistan at about 1400 hours on March 23. On sighting the Indian Coast Guard, the Pakistan boat crew members tried to flee.

The Indian Coast Guard ship intercepted the Pakistan boat around 3 pm yesterday.

PAK BOAT CREW BEING INTERROGATED

"The boat and the Pakistani crew members have been brought to Jakhau port and the crew members are being interrogated by the security agencies," they added.

Last month, the BSF had apprehended four abandoned Pakistani fishing boats near Sir Creek in Kutch district on the Indo-Pak border during an extensive search operation in that area.

The Indian Coast Guard has intensified patrolling along the International Maritime Boundary Line shared with Pakistan.

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