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12 Indian fishermen arrested near Kori creek

The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency arrested 12 Indian fishermen and seized two boats near Kori creek in Jakhau waters in Arabian sea bordering Pakistan on Thursday.


December 17, 2010 11:48:52 pm

The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) arrested 12 Indian fishermen and seized two boats near Kori creek in Jakhau waters in Arabian sea bordering Pakistan on Thursday.

“Twelve fishermen,who were arrested with two boats,have been taken to Karachi and have been lodged in jail,” said Manish Lodhari,National Fish Work Forum Secretary in Gujarat.

Sources said the Coast Guard and state Fisheries department have also been informed about the arrests.

Lodhari said over 132 fishermen are behind bars and the number of boats seized is taround 470.

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He added that the arrested fishermen mainly belong to the coastal villages like Khajurda,Chikhali,Pardi and Nawabandar in Una taluka of Junagadh district.

The seized boats have been identified as Krishna Jyot,Padmini Krupa and Sivam Sagar. Both the boats have Porbandar registration. However,Krishna Jyot was released within hours after its seizure.

Last week,the Border Security Force (Water Wing) and the Coast Guard had seized three Pakistani boats and 19 fishermen were arrested from the Sir Creek area.

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The arrested Pakistani fishermen had been sent to Joint Interrogation Centre at Bhuj in Kutch district for the further probe by Indian security agencies.

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First published on: 17-12-2010 at 11:48:52 pm

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