BSF seizes 3 Pakistani boats from Kutch creek area

BSF officers said that Indian fishermen are barred from entering the creek area, but Pakistani fishermen usually enter the Indian side to catch fish.
AHMEDABAD: A patrol party of the Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday seized three Pakistani boats from Harami Nala creek area of Kutch along the India-Pakistan maritime boundary on Gujarat border, officers said.
“On Thursday, a patrol party of BSF Bhuj observed the movement of some Pakistani fishing boats in the general area of Harami Nala. Patrol party immediately rushed to the spot and seized three Pakistani fishing boats from Harami Nala,” said a BSF officer.
On seeing a BSF patrol approaching them, Pakistan fishermen left the boats and escaped, said the officer. The apprehension was made about 15-20km inside the Indian territory.
Three Pakistani boats have been seized even as the BSF is looking for the fishermen, the officer said.
BSF officers said that Indian fishermen are barred from entering the creek area, but Pakistani fishermen usually enter the Indian side to catch fish.
On various occasions, these fishermen have fled towards the Pakistani side after abandoning their boats on spotting BSF patrol boats, said the officer.
“The seized boats were thoroughly searched and nothing suspicious was recovered from the boats except some fish, fishing nets and equipment,” said the officer.
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