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13 Pakistani fishermen held for trespassing


Ahmedabad: Thirteen Pakistani fishermen have been arrested for allegedly entering Indian waters illegally, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) officials said here today.

“Indian Coast Guard ship Meera Behn, while conducting an international maritime boundary line (IMBL) patrol, apprehended one Pakistani fishing boat with thirteen crew members from inside the Indian waters late last night,” ICG said in a press release.

The apprehended boat ‘Al Jia Jalani’ was registered in Pakistan, the release said.

“The fishing boat with the crew members is being escorted to Okha port by the ICGS ship for handing them over to local police,” it said.

The fishermen will then be taken to the joint interrogation centre at Bhuj for questioning, sources said.