Coast Guard to conduct joint interrogation of Pak firing on Indian boats

New Delhi, Sept. 18 : The Indian Coast Guard will on Friday conduct a joint interrogation on Pakistan firing at Indian boats off the Gujarat coast, killing one fisherman.

“We will be conducting a joint interrogation once the vessel reaches. There was no number or name written on the boat and it was carrying some blue and green colour flags. There is no other indication to pinpoint that the boat belongs to any other particular organisation or country,” Inspector General of Coast Guard V.S.R Murthy told ANI.

“Our coast guard station Okha was informed by the owner that their vessel Prem Raj while fishing in the area was fired upon by some vessel. On receipt of the information, we immediately diverted our coast guard ship the Vijit which is carrying out IMBL petrol in that area and then go on to investigate,” said Murthy.

“The vessel reached and then boarded this vessel and found one crew member, namely Iqbal died of the firing incident. They narrated there is one vessel slightly bigger than our fishing vessel came and opened fire. They fired about 5-6 rounds. There were about 40 people on board,” he added.

Murthy further said that at present the boat is under escort by another coast guard vessel and both the vessels are heading towards Okha, which is expected to arrive at Okha by 11 p.m. tonight.

An Indian fisherman was killed by the Pakistan Navy off the Gujarat coast on Friday.

A coast guard team has left for investigating the matter.

According to reports, the Pakistan marine targeted two boats off the Dwarka coast, which resulted in the fisherman’s killing. (ANI)