Pak marine captures 30 Indian fishermen, five boats off Gujarat coast

Ahmedabad: A day after the Pakistan Government released 87 Indian prisoners, mostly fishermen, lodged at Landhi Jail in Karachi for over two and a half years as a goodwill gesture, the Pakistani Marine Security Agency (PMSA) has captured five Indian boats along with 30 fishermen off the Gujarat coast.

The incident took place amid beefed up security on the Gujarat coast in the wake of intelligence reports of terrorists sneaking from Pakistan.

As per reports, of the five boats captured by Pakistan, two are from Okha and three from Porbander.

These boats were captured by the Pakistani marines from International Maritime Boundary Line in the Arabian Sea off the Jakhau coast.

Pakistani Marines has so far captured around 57 Indian fishing boats with more than 340 fishermen since October last year.

The 87 Indians prisoners will return on Tuesday after the issuance of travel documents by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

Earlier, an official of the Pakistan Rangers had told reporters that it has handed over the 87 Indian nationals to the India boarder authorities at the Attari-Wagah border. (ANI)