Seven Pakistani men arrested off Gujarat coast

Seven Pakistani men on board a fishing boat `Al-Habib` were seen entering Indian territory near Jhakau.

Last Updated: Nov 02, 2011, 18:34 PM IST

Jamnagar: Seven Pakistani nationals on board
a fishing boat have been arrested from Jhakau coast in Kutch
district of Gujarat for trespassing into the Indian territory,
Indian Coast Guard (ICG) officials said on Wednesday.

The incident took place late last night when one of the
ICG units from Okha in Jamnagar was patrolling in the Arabian
sea, they said.

Seven Pakistani men on board a fishing boat `Al-Habib`
were seen entering Indian territory near Jhakau, ICG officials
said, adding they were warned by the patrolling unit ahead of
their arrest and seizure of their boat.

The boat and the men were brought to Okha ICG station
here this morning, they said.

The men would be interrogated by various security and
intelligence agencies, state as well as central, at the
joint interrogation centre there, ICG officials said.

This is third such incident in the past fortnight when
Pakistanis have tried to trespass into the Indian Territory.

On October 19, two Pakistani men were arrested by the
Border Security Force unit patrolling in the Sir Creek area
off the west coast of Kutch district.

On October 26, the ICG had arrested six Pakistani men on
board boat `Al-Hassan` from near Jhakau in Kutch district.

PTI