Pak arrests 31 Indian fishermen on charges of violation of sea limitsMarch 22nd, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar.22 (ANI): Pakistans Maritime Security Agency (MSA) has arrested 31 Indian fishermen along with their five fishing boats on charges of violating the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the country in the Arabian Sea.
Indian fishermen and their five fishing vessels were caught by the Maritime Security Agency when they were fishing illegally on eastern side of the Pakistani EEZ, MSA spokesperson Lieutenant Commander Shakeel Ahmed Khan said.
All the fishermen were brought to the Karachi port before they were handed over to the police for further action, The News reports.
Khan said all the fishermen caught belong to Gujarat who had set off for sea six days ago.
He also informed that the leader of the group had been caught by Pakistani authorities in past also. (ANI)
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