12 Indian fishermen arrested in Pakistan

10:15 PM | 11 Nov, 2018
12 Indian fishermen arrested in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani authorities on Sunday detained 12 Indian fishermen for violating the country's maritime boundary.

The Maritime Security Agency (MSA) said two boats of the fishermen were also seized, adding that the Indian fishermen were involved in illegal fishing in Pakistani water.

The fishermen were handed over to police by the MSA officials. They will be produced in a court for legal proceedings.

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India and Pakistan routinely detain fishermen on charges of entering each other's waters as the maritime boundaries between the two countries were poorly defined and many fishing boats lack technologies on locating their precise places.

Last month, authorities detained 16 Indian fishermen and seized three boats during an operation in open sea for violating Pakistan's coastal territory.