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Coast Guard arrests 13 Pak fishermen in Kutch

Indian Coast Guard arrests 13 Pakistani fishermen for entering Indian water.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2007 08:51 PM IST

Thirteen Pakistani fishermen have been arrested by the Indian Coast Guard about 30 nautical miles north-west of Jakhau port of Gujarat's Kutch district on Monday, official sources said.
The fishermen in two boats were apprehended on March 17.

The fishing boats which were picked up on the vessel's radar tried to flee on seeing the coast guard vessel, officials said.

Two warning shots were fired before the crew from the vessel took the 13 fishermen and the two boats 'Al Majid' and 'Al Yousuf' into their custody.

The two boats had set sail from Karachi on March 10 and had strayed into the Indian maritime boundary.

The fishermen were handed over to police in Jamnagar district on Monday, sources added.

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