Ahmedabad, April 4
The Border Security Force (BSF) seized a Pakistani fishing boat in the Harami Nala stream area near the Arabian Sea in Kutch district of Gujarat near the Indo-Pakistan border, it said. she announced on Monday.
During the operation on Sunday evening, some fishermen managed to escape into Pakistani territory with another boat, the BSF said.
The Pakistani boat was seized a hundred meters inside Indian territory. Nothing suspicious was found on the boat except for some fish, fishing nets and fishing gear, the BSF said in a statement.
An intensive search of the area was underway, he added.
At around 8:30 p.m. on April 3, a BSF patrol team noticed the movement of two Pakistani fishing boats near border post no. 1164 and also spotted four to five Pakistani fishermen near boundary marker no. 1160 in the Harami Nala region.
“The BSF patrol rushed to the spot after walking through the swamps and nalas. Pakistani fishermen saw the BSF patrol coming towards them, took advantage of the swampy terrain and fled into Pakistani territory,” he said.
The BSF patrol pursued them and seized a Pakistani fishing boat about 100 meters inside Indian territory near boundary marker no. 1160, he said.
The Harami Nala stream separates India and Pakistan. Its marshy terrain is home to many varieties of fish and attracts fishermen from the neighboring country.