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BSF seizes Pakistani fishing boat from ‘Harami Nala’ creek area of Gujarat’s Kutch

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The Border Security Force (BSF) stated on Monday that it captured one abandoned Pakistani fishing boat from the ‘Harami Nala’ stream region near Bhuj in Gujarat’s Kutch district, along the India-Pakistan maritime border.

The boat was discovered near ‘Harami Nala’ about 6 a.m. by BSF forces patrolling the region, according to a BSF officer. The BSF confiscated some ice cases, jerry cans, and fishing nets. However, the guys aboard the boat were able to flee to Pakistan.

“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,” the BSF official told ANI.

After noticing BSF patrol forces, Pakistani fishermen frequently retreat to their side, leaving their boats.
Although Indian fisherman are prohibited from entering the creek region, Pakistani fishermen enter the Indian side to catch fish.

The Sir Creek region is also known as ‘Harami Nala.’ The region is a 22-kilometer-long, 8-kilometer-wide marshy tract that is mostly navigable.

The BSF had earlier this year seized three Pakistani boats from ‘Harami Nala.’

In successive operations in May, the BSF caught over nine Pakistani fishermen and confiscated a comparable number of Pakistani fishing vessels.

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