Ahmedabad: As many as 23 Indian fishermen
were arrested by the Pakistan Marine Security Agency (PMSA)
for allegedly encroaching into Pakistani waters, National
Fishworkers` Forum (NFF) claimed on Tuesday.
The incident took place yesterday, when the fishermen,
who belong to Porbander, had gone on a fishing expedition near
the Indo-Pak marine border, NFF secretary Manish Lodhari told
Lodhari, who is also the secretary of Porbander Boat
Association (PBA), said that he came to know about the
incident from his counterparts in Karachi, after the PMSA
reached there today with the arrested Indian fishermen and
their four boats, which had been seized.
The fishermen have been charged for trespassing into
Pakistan territory, he said.
In the last fortnight, 59 Pakistani fishermen have been
arrested for trespassing into Indian waters by the Indian
Coast Guard team patrolling in the Arabian Sea, including the
fourteen persons held near Jakhau coast in Kutch district