Pak fisherman apprehended off Gujarat coast

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Dec 20, 2020, 12:42 PM(IST)

Gujarat coast Photograph:( PTI )

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The apprehended man has been identified as Khalid Hussain, 35, a resident of the Sindh region in the neighbouring country.

A Pakistani fisherman has been apprehended with his boat after he intruded into the Indian territory off the Gujarat coast.

The apprehended man has been identified as Khalid Hussain, 35, a resident of the Sindh region in the neighbouring country.

The Border Security Force (BSF) said on Sunday the intruder was held in the Sir Creek area on Saturday evening during a patrolling by the personnel of the Gujarat Frontier of the BSF.

"It is to inform that on December 19 at 1750 hours, BSF troops while patrolling in general area Sir Creek observed one Pakistani fishing boat which had intruded into Indian territory, taking advantage of rough sea state and restricted visibility," the BSF said in a statement.

"Alert BSF patrolling party seized the boat along with one Pakistani fisherman," it added.

A jerrycan with 20 litres of diesel, one mobile phone, two fishing nets, eight bundles of plastic threads and some crabs were seized from his possession.

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