Post 26/11, `Kuber` becomes untouchable for fishermen

Last Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010 - 20:36

Ahmedabad: Fishing trawler `Kuber`, which
was hijacked and used by Pakistani terrorists to reach Mumbai
and unleash terror in November 2008, has been lying useless as
nobody wants to use it, the vessel`s owner said.

The boat was on a fishing trip in the Arabian Sea when it
was hijacked by the terrorists and used to reach the Mumbai
coast.
Two years after the 26/11 terror attacks, the trawler is
lying at Porbandar shores unused, `Kuber` owner Vinod Masani
told PTI by phone today from the port city in Gujarat.

"Nobody wants to take this boat for fishing in the sea,"
Masani rued and demanded compensation for the loss.

"My appeal to the government is to provide the owner of
the boat some compensation as nobody wants to use it anymore
(because of association with the attacks," he said.
There were five fishermen, including captain Amarsinh
Solanki, onboard Kuber when it was hijacked by the terrorists,
who brutally killed Solanki and abandoned the boat near
Mumbai. Bodies of the other fishermen were never found.

"Families of the fishermen killed by the terrorists were
compensated by the local community. I, too, compensated their
families. But I have not received any help from the government
till date," he claimed.

PTI



First Published: Friday, November 26, 2010 - 20:36

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