Pakistan arrests 22 Indian fishermen; third time since October 2018
Source :NewsBharati Date :30-Nov-2018
New Delhi, November 30: The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency arrested twenty two Indian fishermen for allegedly straying into the country’s territorial waters. The security official said that three boats of the fishermen were also confiscated. The fishermen who were handed over to the Docks police were presented in a magistrate's court on Friday and remanded to judicial custody.
According to the PMSA officials, the arrested Indian nationals were initially warned to leave, but after their refusal the PMSA took action against them and arrested them with three boats. Docks Police officials said that the cases against them were registered while the arrested Indian fishermen will be imprisoned in District Jail, Malir. "They will now be sent to the Landhi jail," the official further added.
Since October, this is the third time that a batch of Indian fishermen have been arrested and their boats seized by the PMSA. Earlier this month, the PMSA arrested 12 Indian fishermen.
In October, another batch of 12 Indian fishermen were arrested and were handed over to the Docks police, reported PTI.
Pakistan and India regularly arrest each other's fishermen who inadvertently enter into their waters due to absence of any proper technology to confirm the coastline border between Pakistan and India near Sir Creek in the Arabian Sea. They languish in jails until they are set free on certain occasions.