BSF seizes Pakistani fishing boat near Kutch in Gujarat: The Tribune India

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Ahmedabad, May 4

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday seized a fishing boat abandoned by Pakistani fishermen in a creek area along the Indo-Pakistan border near Kutch district in Gujarat, an official said.

While on patrol, BSF personnel had noticed the movement of a Pakistani fishing boat with three to four fishermen on board inside Indian Territory in the Harami Nala stream area on Wednesday morning, according to a statement released. by BSF’s Gujarat Frontier.

At the sight of BSF patrols, Pakistani fishermen abandoned their boats and fled to their side of the sea border taking advantage of the swampy terrain, he added.

Fish, fishing nets and other gear were found in the boat, but nothing suspicious was seen in it, the statement said, adding that no other boats were found during the search. search operation carried out in the area after the seizure of the motorless boat.

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. Fishermen from the neighboring country are caught at regular intervals in this area by the BSF after being found in Indian waters.

While Indian fishermen are not allowed to enter the creek for security reasons, those from Pakistan often enter from the Indian side in search of a better catch.

In February this year, the BSF had launched a massive search operation in the Harami Nala area against the intruders and captured six Pakistani nationals with 11 of their fishing boats.

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