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BSF apprehends 6 Pakistani fishermen in Gujarat’s Bhuj - 1 min read

Gandhinagar: Two days after the Border Security Force (BSF) seized 11 fishing boats in the Creek area, it arrested six Pakistani nationals on Friday February 11 in the Harami Nalla area in Gujarat’s Bhuj.

The BSF said that force’s Creek Crocodile Commando teams were involved in a search operation in the area to look for the intruders.

The Force officials said that the inclement weather, extreme marshy area, mangroves and tidal waters are making task of the troops challenging.

The arrest of these Pakistani fishermen came after the search operation was in progress in the areas following the seizure of 11 Pakistani fishermen boats near around the Harami Nala.

On February 9, during late afternoon, intrusion of Pakistani fishing boats and fishermen was reported.

DIG BSF Bhuj immediately launched a massive search operation in the area spread over almost 300 sq km while the BSF IG Gujarat Frontier GS Malik reached Kutch from Gandhinagar and was personally monitoring the massive search operation.

BSF’s three groups of commandos were air dropped by Air Force helicopter from three different directions; commandos have been closing in where the Pakistanis intruders might hide.

The officials also said that after the arrest of six Pakistani fishermen, search operation has been continued as they apprehend that more intruders likely to be there.

Till the entire area is properly scanned, the search operation will continue, officials added.

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