29 Indian fishermen arrested by Pakistan maritime agency

Vastavam web: Twenty-nine Indian fishermen were arrested by Pakistan’s maritime authorities for allegedly fishing in the country’s territorial waters, officials said today.A Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) spokesman said the Indian fishermen were handed over to the Docks Police Station for further legal process.The authorities also seized five Indian boats.He said the Maritime Security Forces had apprehended the Indian fishermen for fishing illegally in the Arabian Sea in Pakistan s coastal area.Last month, the PMSA had twice apprehended Indian fishermen.On March 26, the PMSA had arrested 100 Indian fishermen and seized 19 boats while in early March some 85 Indian fishermen were arrested and sent to jail.The arrests of fishermen have continued this year even though Pakistan released some 219 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture on January 5 and before that released another batch of 220 Indian fishermen on December 25.