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Indian fisherman shot at by Pak guards on high sea

An Indian fisherman was shot at allegedly by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) personnel in the Arabian Sea in early hours of Friday.

Written by Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: April 28, 2012 6:05:07 am

An Indian fisherman was shot at allegedly by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) personnel in the Arabian Sea in early hours of Friday. He has received an injury in an arm.

According to fishermen associations,at least eight other boats and their crew members have also been detained by the PMSA.

The injured fisherman,who hails from Porbandar,reached Okha shore along with other crew members of trawler Saagar Puja on Friday.

He has been admitted to a local hospital.

“Dayabhai Meghji has received a bullet injury in the shoulder,” said Porbandar Boat Association secretary Manish Lodhari.

“While Saagar Pooja has managed to come back,PMSA has reportedly captured 8-10 boats at the international maritime borderline (IMBL),” he said.

Police said they are registering a complaint at the Okha Marine Police station.

The IMBL off the Jakhau port in Kutch district has often witnessed incidents of Indian and Pakistani fishermen being arrested by security agencies of the two countries for trespassing.

At present,over 300 Indian fishermen are lodged in different jails in Pakistan.

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