Indian Fishermen Arrested

KARACHI, Oct 30: The Maritime Security Agency has arrested 20 Indian fishermen and seized their 14 boats for fishing in Pakistani waters late Monday evening and handed over them to the Docks police on Tuesday.

Only a few months back, five of these fishermen had been released from a Pakistani jail, said sources in the MSA.

The sources said that the nearly two dozen intruders were caught while fishing between 40 and 50 kilometres inside Pakistani waters, south of Khajar creek, which is one of the major creeks in the Indus delta rich in fish stock.

The five fishermen who had been caught earlier also were Barmhaniya Neelish, Shamjee Bhai, Bavesh, Bhariya Mukesh and Wadhel Udhay Sindh.

One of them had been released just three months back. Neelish had served six and a half months term before being released in July 2012, while Shamjee after serving out seven months sentence here had been sent back home in June 2012.

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