Kerala boat: NIA may probe case

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Bengaluru, July 6: The investigations being conducted into the suspicious boat that was intercepted in Kerala is likely to be handed over to the National Investigating Agency, the Kerala government has indicated. Investigations are on by the Kerala police since the past 24 hours and there appears to be more than what meets the eye and hence the need of a central agency to carry out the investigation has been mooted upon.

More than what meets the eye:

Kerala boat: NIA may probe case.
The Kerala police who are probing the case after the Coast Guard intercepted the boat feel that there is more than what meets the eye. The answers being given by the persons who were on the boat which came from Iran is inconsistent.

They are claiming that the vessel was damaged and hence they had strayed into Indian waters so deep. They have drifted a lot into the Indian waters and this is quite abnormal, an officer probing the case says.

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Meanwhile officials part of the investigation tell OneIndia that the mysterious manner in which two Paksitani nationals disembarked from the vessel before it drifted is quite surprising. None of the inmates of the boats are able to give us any clarity about these Pakistani nationals.

Language trouble:

There is a major issue of language trouble that the police are facing in this probe. The inmates do not speak English and this has led the Kerala police to bring in a translator. The police too feel that the probe must be handed over to the NIA as there are various aspects that are involved in this probe.

There is absolutely nothing to suggest that this boat had come in to either smuggle drugs, arms or ammunition. In fact we have found nothing inside the boat, the probe officer said. However there is something extremely fishy about the entire episode and hence a thorough probe is needed.

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