Pakistani fisherman apprehended, five boats seized by BSF off Gujarat

05 August 2022 22:37 STI

Bhuj (Gujarat) [India]August 5 (NNA): Border Security Force (BSF) Bhuj on Friday apprehended a Pakistani fisherman and seized five Pakistani fishing boats very close to the international border at the general area of ​​Harami Nalla in Bhuj, Gujarat.

According to BSF Gujarat Frontier, the seized boats were thoroughly searched and nothing suspicious was found on the boats except nets and fishing gear.
“BSF troops observed the movement of some boats in the immediate vicinity of IB and cordoned off the area. During the search of the area, five Pakistani fishing boats were seized and one Pakistani fisherman was apprehended” , the BSF said.
The rising water level due to the high tide made the movement of troops difficult and difficult, which caused other fishermen to flee to Pakistan, being very close to the international border.
Last month, 5 Pakistani fishing boats were seized by the BSF during the search operation along the Indo-Pakistan maritime border near Kutch.

Early in development, BSF apprehended four fishermen and seized 10 Pakistani boats along the Indo-Pakistan maritime border near Kutch.
After the seizure, BSF patrol teams launched a massive search operation to find out if any other such boats from the neighboring country had entered Indian waters.
Recently, a three-year-old Pakistani child who inadvertently crossed the international border (IB) was handed over to security personnel in the neighboring country by the Border Security Force (BSF), officials said.
The BSF informed that at around 7.15pm on Friday, troops from 182 Bn BSF, Ferozepur sector apprehended a Pakistani child aged about 3 years old as he was crossing the border into Indian territory.
They said the child was unable to reveal anything and was being kept in the custody of BSF, according to the statement.
As this was a case of inadvertent crossing, BSF then approached the Pak Rangers and at around 9:45 p.m. said that a Pakistani child had been handed over to the Pak Rangers as a sign of goodwill and for humanitarian reasons.
“BSF always takes a human approach when it comes to inadvertently crossing borders,” it read. (ANI)

Earnest A. Martinez