BSF apprehends Pakistani fisherman, five boats seized

Times of India | 6 days ago | 06-08-2022 | 06:53 am

BSF apprehends Pakistani fisherman, five boats seized

AHMEDABAD: Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday apprehended one Pakistani fisherman and seized five boats from Harami Nala creek area close to the Indo-Pak border in Gujarat's Kutch district. The development came a day after the BSF seized two fishing boats abandoned by Pakistani fishermen in the same area. During their patrolling, the BSF troops observed movement of some fishing boats near the international border early this morning. Despite the increased water level due to the high tide, the BSF personnel reached the spot. While other fishermen escaped towards the Pakistan side, the BSF nabbed one Pakistani national and seized five abandoned boats, said a press statement of the Border Security Force. Except for some equipment and fishing nets, nothing suspicious was found from the seized boats, the press release said. The BSF had last month apprehended four Pakistani fishermen and seized 10 of their boats from the same area. Alert officers and personnel of the BSF have been apprehending Pakistani fishermen and their boats at regular intervals from the creek area. While Indian fishermen are barred from entering the creek due to security reasons, those from Pakistan many a time enter the Indian waters in search of a better catch, said the press statement.

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