Gujarat: 17 Pakistani fishermen arrested off Jakhau coast

Last Updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 21:46

Jamnagar: Seventeen Pakistani fishermen were arrested and two boats were seized off Jakhau coast for illegally crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and entering the Indian waters, a top officer of the Indian Coast Guard said on Friday.

"Seventeen Pakistani fishermen were arrested and their two boats were seized yesterday by ICGS `Meera Bhen` on patrolling duty. They were nabbed for illegally fishing in Indian water under the Maritime Zones of India (MZI) Act," ICG DIG S S Dasila said.
"Two boats `Mola Madad` and `Al Faizzani Madina` were also seized," he added.

They were brought to the Joint Interrogation Centre in Okha today and the questioning was underway, sources said.
"Nothing incriminating has been recovered from them," an ICG official said.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 21:46

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