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4:34 am - Saturday November 18, 2017

5 Pak boats nabbed by BSF in Gujarat

Bhuj,  The Border Security Force (BSF) has nabbed five Pakistani boats with three people aboard from marshy water body of Haraminala near Pakistani border connected with Arabian sea adjoining Kutch district in Gujarat, a senior official of the force said on Friday.

“The five boats of 25 feet x 4 feet dimension fitted with Chinese fan made propelling motor had entered the India waters in the night and were caught by a BSF patrol team. Three people sitting in them were nabbed while the other over two dozen managed to flee to the Pakistani territory through nearby land border.

“They all looked like fishermen and nothing objectionable from the boats have been seized. Fishes, fishing equipment and diesel have been found in it. However, as a precautionary measure he is being interrogated deeply,” the DIG-rank official said.

Notably, since August this year a total of 28 such Pakistani boats and nine fishermen from the neighbouring country have been nabbed from the same area.

One Pakistani and one boat was caught on October 30 while on September 6 and 7, BSF patrol teams had nabbed altogether 21 such boats with five Pakistani fishermen in similar manner from Haraminala. On August 18 also, a boat was nabbed.

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