Abandoned Pakistani boat found in Kutch, suspected spy arrested
An abandoned Pakistani boat was seized by the BSF in Kutch district of Gujarat on Saturday morning.
Ahmedabad: An abandoned Pakistani boat was seized by the BSF near Koteshwar area of Kutch district of Gujarat on Saturday morning, according to reports from ANI.
"A Pakistani fishing boat was seized yesterday from the Koteshwar creek area after its occupants fled to the Pakistani side on seeing a patrol party," BSF officials said. Nothing suspicious was found in the boat, they said.
The fresh incident is proof of increased Pakistani infiltration through water as boats of Pakistani origin are found near the border at regular intervals.
Meanwhile, a man was also arrested for taking pictures of army camp in Kutch today.
Earlier on February 26 this year, another abandoned Pakistani boat, with a gun onboard, was seized by the Border Security Force (BSF) near Harami Nala area of Kutch district of Gujarat. In January, a similar size boat was found in the Sir Creek area while in December 2015, one such fishing boat was found at Padala creek area near Koteshwar.
A 30-metre long tunnel about 10 feet below the ground from Pakistan to the Indian side was discovered by the Border Security Force (BSF) last Thursday. This was the fourth tunnel unearthed by the force in the region since 2012.