In the firing, one fisherman, Naran Sosa died. We came to know about this incident when the boat which was from Porbandar, returned to Ahmedabad this morning with his body, he said.
"When we were fishing in international waters, Pakistani agency boats came there and started firing on us. We managed to escape but one of our fellow fishermen died," Magan Soso, one of fishermen of five member team who were present on boat Dhanvati said after returning to Porbandar.
"They have kidnapped 30 other Indian fishermen in their five boats," Lodhari said.
We have informed all the agencies about the incident here like police, coast guard and state government. We will be soon giving representations to central and state government on the issue," he added.
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has demanded from the central government to take this issue seriously and investigate it.
"Spoke to AK Antony on Pakistan's action against Gujarat fishermen today (Saturday). Urged him that Centre should take a serious note and investigate it," Modi wrote on his twitter account.
Spoke to AK Antony ji on Pakistan's actions against Guj's fishermen today. Urged him that Centre should take a serious note & investigate it— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 12, 2013
Spoke to AK Antony ji on Pakistan's actions against Guj's fishermen today. Urged him that Centre should take a serious note & investigate it
This is the first major attack on Indian fishermen by Pakistan after the start of fishing season.