Pak fishing boat seized off Gujarat coast

Bhuj (Gujarat) [India], Apr 22 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday seized one Pakistani fishing boat within Indian territory off the coast of Bhuj, Gujarat.

The BSF, while carrying out patrolling with patrol boats in general area (Harami Nalla channel) near BP No 1162/M seized one Pakistani small size wooden fishing boat (fitted with single engine) near BP No 1162/M.

The place of seizure is approximately one kilometer inside Indian territory from BP 1162. The boat was found lying abandoned with no personnel on it.

Allegedly the fishermen fled back to the Pakistani side upon hearing the BSF personnel approach.

The BSF had earlier this month seized a Pakistani boat loaded with 400 kg fish near Sutlej River in Punjab's Firozpur border area.

Last month, the Pakistan Navy apprehended 88 Indian fishermen and 15 boats off the Gujarat coast in the Arabian Sea. They were arrested from Jakhau village of Gujarat.

Earlier this year, nearly arrested sixty Indian fishermen were arrested by Pakistan for allegedly straying into its territorial waters.

The fishermen were arrested by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA). (ANI)