Gandhinagar, January 11: A patrolling party of Border Security Force (BSF), on January 11, seized an unclaimed Pakistani fishing boat in Gujarat’s Kutch district near the Indo-Pak border. Several personal belongings of Pakistani fishers were also recovered from the captured vessel. The fishermen had entered Indian Territory, violating the International Boundary, for fishing during the evening time. Missing Fishermen: 2 Bodies, One Trawler Found.
According to the reports, the boat was seized at Vanvari Creek in Kutch. The Pakistan fishermen had ventured into the Indian-side of the border, yesterday, at 5:15 pm. After being spotted by the BSF patrol boats, they fled from the spot. Further details on the same incident are still awaited. Pakistan Nationals Caught With Voter IDs, Ration Cards in Dehradun, Probe Ordered.
Several Pakistani fishers have been caught while fishing in the Indian side of the creek in the past too. Given the sensitive nature of the area, even Indian fishermen are barred from catching fish in the area near the creek. However, an official said that Pakistani fishers have often ventured into Indian waters to catch fish and prawns.
(With inputs from PTI)