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BSF seizes two more Pakistani fishing boats in Gujarat’s Kutch

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday said that personnel have seized two more abandoned Pakistani fishing boat from Sir Creek in Gujarat’s Kutch on the Indo-Pak border.
India TV News Desk Ahmedabad February 03, 2017 9:27 IST
India TV News Desk

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday said that personnel have seized two more abandoned Pakistani fishing boat from Sir Creek in Gujarat’s Kutch on the Indo-Pak border.

"These two boats were abandoned in Pabewari Creek near Sir Creek by Pakistani fishermen, who fled away into Pak territory after being chased by a BSF patrol party," a senior BSF official said.

The official said that an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), deployed there by the IAF, spotted the presence of Pakistani fishermen in the Indian territory, following which the BSF was alerted and an operation was launched to nab them.

"Though BSF patrol boats chased them for a considerable distance, these fishermen eventually managed to flee into their territory after abandoning two of their boats that have been seized by the BSF for further investigation," the official added.

On Tuesday, the BSF had seized an abandoned Pakistani fishing boat from the same area.

Suspecting that some more boats would have crossed the border for fishing in the Indian territory, the BSF has started a search operation in the area.

Pakistani fishing boats are found in creek area at regular intervals. Earlier, such abandoned boats were found in Padala Creek and Harami Nala area by the BSF.