KARACHI: 18 Indian fishermen have been remanded in judicial custody by a Pakistan judicial magistrate for illegally fishing inside country’s territorial waters.
Earlier, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) detained these fishermen along with their three boats after they were caught fishing inside the Pakistani waters. They were then handed over to police for further legal action, the Dawn reported.
However, Secretary of Indian National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) has stated that PMSA has allegedly abducted the fishermen from a location close to the International Maritime Boundary off Jakhau coast in Gujarat.
On October 3, PMSA had apprehended 65 Indian fishermen along with their 12 boats off the Gujarat coast.
In April this year, PMSA had detained 47 Indian fishermen along with their boats, while in January they had detained 38 Indian fishermen.