Published On: Thu, Sep 7th, 2017

BSF apprehends three Pak fishermen off Gujarat coast

New Delhi: The Border Security Force (BSF) early on Thursday apprehended three Pakistani fishermen and seized 14 of their boats off the Gujarat coast, an official said.

BSF has intensified combing operation in the area

The fishermen were held around 3.30 am in Bhuj district after a brief gunfight between them and the BSF’s 79 Battalion troopers, a Home Ministry official said.

At least five other Pakistani nationals managed to escape, leaving behind the boat in which they were travelling, it said

Following the apprehension, the BSF has intensified combing operation in the area, said an official.

An initial investigation revealed that fishing material was being carried on the boats.

Further details area awaited.

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