BSF captures Pakistani boat near Gujarat, nine people apprehended

Amidst growing tension between India and Pakistan, post surgical strikes, the Border Security Force (BSF) has seized a Pakistani boat at Sir Creek, near Kutch in Gujarat.

FP Staff October 05, 2016 14:41:18 IST
BSF captures Pakistani boat near Gujarat, nine people apprehended

The BSF on Wednesday intercepted a Pakistani boat in Sir Creek area adjoining Gujarat's Kutch district close to the Pakistan maritime border with nine people on board.

A senior Border Security Force official said the boat "with eight to nine persons on board was caught by our patrol team in the morning close to the Sir Creek area.

"Interrogation teams have been sent to inquire about them in depth. So far, we have seized only fish and some fishing equipment from the boat.

"But the possibility of these people spying for Pakistan can't be ruled out," an officer said.

On Tuesday, the BSF had seized an empty boat belonging to the Pakistan Rangers after it drifted from across the border into the frontier district of Amritsar in Punjab.

The boat, painted in green and carrying a Pakistani flag, was washed into the Indian territory by the Ravi river that flows into India from across the border.

The Indian Coast Guard on Sunday had apprehended a Pakistani boat with nine crew off the Gujarat coast.

With inputs from IANS

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