Indian Coast Guard Detains Pak Boat, 11 Arrested


Ahmedabad: The Indian Coast Guard detained a Pakistani boat with 11 crew members on Saturday. The boat will be brought to Jakhaulater in the day. Indian Coast Guard (ICG) today intercepted a Pakistani fishing boat which illegally entered into Indian maritime boundary off Jakhau coast in Kutch district and arrested 11 fishermen onboard, officials said.

“A fishing boat from Pakistan measuring 40 feet in length was intercepted by Indian Coast Guard off Jakhau coast, five nautical miles into Indian waters,” Captain Abhishek Matiman, a defence spokesperson told PTI.

“Eleven fishermen onboard the fishing boat have also been held,” he said. Indian and Pakistan marine security agencies often capture fishing boats for crossing into their respective maritime boundary.

Around 440 Indian fishermen are at present languishing in Pakistani jails, most of whom are from Gujarat, and around 860 Indian fishing boats in the custody of Pakistan.