14 Pak fishermen held off Gujarat coast

Last Updated: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 20:23

Jamnagar: Fourteen Pakistani fishermen were
apprehended on Monday for illegally entering Indian territory and
two boats seized near Jakhau coast in Kutch district on Monday,
Indian Coast Guard officials said.

According to the officials, there were seven fishermen
each on board the Pakistani boats - `Al-Usman` and `Al-Razaq`
- that were seized by the Coast Guard`s Mirabai patrolling
vessel.

The fishermen were later brought to Okha and handed over
to marine police officials, where they would be jointly
interrogated by the state and central intelligence agencies.

In the past five days, five Pakistani boats have been
seized by Coast Guards and 33 fishermen apprehended, including
those held today, for trespassing into Indian waters off
Gujarat coast.

PTI



First Published: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 20:23

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