Updated: December 21, 2020 2:26:09 am
A Pakistani fisherman, who allegedly crossed over to the Indian side of the border at Sir Creek in Kutch, has been apprehended by the Border Security Force (BSF), defence officers said Sunday.
Troops of 108th Battalion of the BSF, while patrolling in the Sir Creek area on Saturday evening, found a Pakistan fishing boat had intruded into the Indian territory “taking advantage of (the) rough sea state and restricted visibility”, a press release issued by the public relations officer of Ministry of Defence in Gandhinagar stated.
The BSF patrol seized the boat along and a Pakistan fisherman, identified as Khalid Hussain, a resident of Shahbandar in Sindh province of Pakistan, it stated. The BSF also recovered a 20-litre diesel jerrycan, one mobile phone, two fishing nets, eight bundles of plastic threads and some crabs from on board the boat of the 35-year-old fisherman.
However, the defence PRO said, nothing suspicious had been recovered from the Pakistani national or from his boat. “A thorough search operation of the area has been launched and a…