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5 Pakistani fishing boats seized in Kutch


Kutch (Guj), July 13: BSF has seized five Pakistani fishing boats, abandoned in Indian territory near the Indo-Pak border, in Kutch district.

However, no fisherman was nabbed. Two boats were found by the patrolling party of Border Security Force last morning at Harami Nala area here, while three were found abandoned in the same area, which is near Lakhpat, early today, a BSF release said.


The BSF has started a search operation in the narrow Nala creek after they found two boats. During the search operation, the BSF found three more boats early this morning, the release said.

According to BSF, no fisherman has been arrested, as all the occupants of these mechanised fishing boats having Pakistan origin fled into their territory before the patrolling party spotted the boats.

About four kg of fish, 50 fishing hooks, an ice box and a plastic can were recovered from the two boats seized yesterday. A detailed search of the three other seized boats is yet to be carried out, the release added.


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