Border Security Force (BSF) Gujarat apprehended two Pakistani fishermen and seized Pakistani boats from the Harami Nala area in Kutch, today. Nothing suspicious was however found in the boats. An intensive search of the area is underway.
While patrolling near the horizontal channel of Harami Nala in the early morning hours, BSF Bhuj observed Pakistani fishing boats. In response, a patrol party seized four Pakistani fishing boats and apprehended two Pakistani fishermen in the horizontal channel of Harami Nala.
On Wednesday, BSF launched a search as an abandoned Pakistani fishing boat was found near Harami Nala. The BSF Bhuj patrol had found the boat near border pillar no. 1165. The officials stated that this Pakistani fishing boat was probably washed away inside the Indian territory due to high sea state (Sea State 5) and strong winds.
A similar incident took place a month back when the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad and the Indian Coast Guard apprehended a Pakistani boat with nine crew members aboard where heroin worth Rs 280 crore was seized. When Pakistan’s boat ‘Al Haj’ entered Indian waters, the Indian Coast Guard intercepted and apprehended it. Its crew members were brought to Jakhau port in Gujarat’s Kutch district for further interrogation after heroin was found on the boat.
The Sir Creek area is also known as Harami Nala near Bhuj in Kutch of Gujarat. It is a 22 kilometre long and eight kilometre wide marshy area that is navigable most of the time in a year.