Coast Guard seizes Pakistani fishing boat off Gujarat coast

The Indian Coast Guard on Saturday apprehended a Pakistani fishing boat with nine crew members in Indian waters off Gujarat coast, in the Arabian Sea officials said. "A Pakistani boat with nine crew members, which had entered the Indian waters, was seized by a Coast Guard vessel off Jakhau coast of Kutch district today (on Saturday)," the Coast Guard officials said.

"The boat and and the Pakistani crew members have been brought to Jakhau port and the crew members are being interrogated by the security agencies," they added.

The boat 'Karachi Pakistan', with around 30 kg of fish on board, had originated from Shah Bunder in Pakistan.

Last month, the BSF had apprehended four abandoned Pakistani fishing boats near Sir Creek in Kutch district on the Indo-Pak border during an extensive search operation in that area.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Mar 25, 2017 20:12:41 IST

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