The Border Security Force (BSF) apprehended three Pakistani fishermen and have seized 18 boats from Harami Nala creek area along the Indo-Pak border in Gujarat's Kutch district on Thursday.
BSF officials said that their patrolling unit fired two rounds in self defence and to prevent other fishermen from escaping.
The official added that many Pakistani fishermen managed to flee.
In an official statement by BSF’s Gujarat Frontier said, “With this Thursday’s operation, a total of five Pakistani nationals have been arrested in the last two days and 21 boats have been seized in the area."
The statement further added that after Wednesday’s arrest and seizure in the Harami Nala creek BSF continued search operation in the apprehension of three Pak nationals and seizure of boats.
The apprehended have been identified as Yusuf Ali, 19, Shehajad Mohammad, 20, and Imam Ali, 20. The three are residents of Pakistan’s Sindh province.
The Harami Nala is 22 km long and 1.5 km wide a sluggish and shallow water channel within the territorial border of India. It is easily accessible from Pakistan side through a canal which wis two kilometers long and 30 meters wide. While it is difficult to access from the Indian side as it is marshy.
(With PTI inputs)