Coast Guard seize Pakistani fishing boat off Gujarat
New Delhi, March 24: The Indian Coast Guard on Friday seized a Pakistani fishing boat with nine crew members in its territorial waters off the Gujarat coast, officials said.
Coast Guard officials said the boat, operating within Indian waters close to Jakhau port in north Gujarat, will be escorted to a Indian port and the fishermen will be interrogated by security and intelligence agencies.
"A Pakistani boat with nine crew members, which had entered the Indian waters, was seized by a Coast Guard vessel off Jakhau coast of Kutch district today," the Coast Guard officials said.
"The boat and and the Pakistani crew members have been brought to Jakhau port and the crew members are being interrogated by the security agencies," they added.
Last month, the BSF had apprehended four abandoned Pakistani fishing boats near Sir Creek in Kutch district on the Indo-Pak border during an extensive search operation in that area.