Pakistan arrests 13 Indian fishermen

Pakistani authorities have arrested 13 Indian fishermen and seized four boats for fishing illegally in country`s territorial waters.

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2011, 22:00 PM IST

Karachi: Pakistani authorities have arrested 13 Indian fishermen and seized four boats for fishing illegally in country`s territorial waters.

The arrest of the 13 Indian fishermen comes just nine days after Maritime security had also arrested 10 Indian fishermen and seized four boats for violation of territorial waters.

The fishermen arrested last night were produced in a magistrates court which gave police judicial custody for them.

Pakistani and Indian authorities frequently arrest poor fishermen on both sides of the border who are nabbed for violation of territorial waters.

A police official said the 13 Indians were arrested from inside the Pakistani territorial waters and they came into catch fish despite being given warnings by the maritime security to turn back.

PTI