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Pakistan arrests 16 Indian fishermen for violating territory

The arrested fishermen were handed over to police for legal proceedings, Xinhua reported.

Published: 24th October 2018 09:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2018 09:57 AM   |  A+A-

Fishermen in the Bay of Bengal

Image used for representational purpose only. (File Photo | AP)

By IANS

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani authorities detained 16 Indian fishermen on Tuesday for alleged violation of the country's maritime boundary, security officials said.

The Maritime Security Agency (MSA) said that three boats of the fishermen were also seized during the operation in open sea for violating Pakistan's coastal territory.

The arrested fishermen were handed over to police for legal proceedings, Xinhua reported.

Pakistan and India routinely arrest fishermen on charges of entering each other's waters as the maritime boundaries between the two countries were poorly defined and many fishing boats lack technologies on locating their precise places.



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