Pakistan has arrested 17 Indian fishermen and confiscated their three boats for allegedly straying into the nation’s territorial waters.
The fishermen, arrested on Friday, have been produced earlier than a judicial Justice of the Peace on Saturday and handed over to the police, stated a spokesperson for the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency.
The official stated the Indian fishermen have been warned that they have been in Pakistan’s territorial waters and will flip away however didn’t heed the warning.
Fast response boats have been used to arrest the 17 fishermen who have been 10-15 nautical miles inside Pakistan’s territorial waters close to Sir Creek, the coastal border between Pakistan and India, the spokesperson stated.
The Indian fishermen are despatched both to Malir or Landhi jail in Karachi.
The arrest comes after a spot of 1 12 months when 23 Indian fishermen have been arrested and 4 of their fishing boats seized by the Maritime Security Agency.
Pakistan and India steadily arrest fishermen as there isn’t a clear demarcation of the maritime border within the Arabian Sea and the fishermen should not have boats outfitted with the know-how to know their exact location.
Owing to the prolonged and sluggish bureaucratic and authorized procedures, the fishermen normally stay in jail for a number of months and generally even for years.