BSF seizes abandoned Pakistani boat near Gujarat’s Bhuj
The Border Security Force (BSF) on October 3 seized an abandoned Pakistani fishing boat from 'Harami Nala' creek area near Bhuj in Kutch. The creek is along the India-Pakistan maritime boundary.
As per BSF, its personnel found the boat while patrolling in the area. Items like ice boxes, jerry cans and fishing nets were seized from the boat. However, the men on the boat managed to flee towards the Pakistan side.
"We seized a Pakistani fishing boat from 'Harami Nala' in Kutch of Gujarat around 6 am. A few people were seen on the boat, but they jumped into the water and swam towards the Pakistan side. Icebox, jerry can and fishing net have been seized by the BSF personnel from the abandoned boat," said a BSF official as quoted by ANI.
In most of the cases, when Pakistani fishermen see BSF patrolling team, they retreat to their side, abandoning their boats.
The authorities have barred Indian fishermen from entering the creek area, however, Pakistani fishermen enter the Indian side to catch fish.
The 'Harami Nala' or Sir Creek area is a 22 km long and approximately 8 km wide marshy patch that is navigable most of the time.
Earlier in June this year, the BSF had seized three Pakistani boats from 'Harami Nala'.In May too, the BSF apprehended over nine Pakistani fishermen and seized a similar number of Pakistani fishing boats in different operations.