The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) apprehended 30 fishermen and seized five boats off Gujarat coast, an official of the Porbandar-based National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) said.
A spokesman for Pakistan’s Maritime Security Agency said that 30 Indian fishermen were detained and their five boats were seized yesterday. The detained fishermen were later handed over to the Docks police for further legal procedures.
They will be produced before a court . The latest arrests come at a time when tensions between the two countries are escalating over various issues.
Last month, on 9 April, the PMSA had captured 42 Indian fishermen with their seven fishing boats off Jakhau coast. The boats belonged to Porbandar, Okha and Mangrol.
This was followed by another similar incident when PMSA captured 23 fishermen on April 26. Another 6 fishermen from the same IMBL off Jakhau coast were also captured around that time. All the boats were registered at Porbandar.
In March alone, 231 Indian fishermen were arrested by Pakistan authorities and 40 boats were seized.
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