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Pakistan arrests 66 Indian fishermen for ‘illegal fishing’

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Sixty-six Indian fishermen have been arrested for alleged illegal fishing in Pakistani waters and a court here remanded them into custody on Saturday.The Indian fishermen along with five boats were arrested last evening for “illegally” fishing in Pakistan’s territorial waters and have been sent to jail by a judicial magistrate.The Maritime Security Agency had arrested the fishermen and seized five boats yesterday, a spokesman for the agency said.”The fishermen were arrested after they remained in Pakistani waters in the Arabian Sea despite warnings to move out of our territorial waters,” the spokesman said.Earlier on November 20, the Pakistani Maritime Security Agency had arrested 43 Indian fishermen for entering its territorial waters.Amin Marri, the station house officer of Docks police station, said the fishermen were booked under the Foreigner’s Act and the Fisheries Act and had now been sent to jail on court orders after being provided with clothing and food by a welfare organisation.Pakistan and India frequently arrest fishermen as there is no clear demarcation of the maritime border in the Arabian Sea and these fishermen do not have boats equipped with the technology to know their precise location.

261 Indian, 15 Iranian fishermen convicted by Pakistani court

At least 261 Indian and 15 Iranian were sentenced by a judicial magistrate for a period they have already spent in detention for fishing inside the Pakistani territorial waters in Arabian Sea.Judicial Magistrate (West), Salman Amjad Siddiqui, directed the authorities concerned to make arrangements for their repatriation.The court convicted the fishermen after they entered a guilty plea while co-accused Ismail Elahi Bux, who was arrested along with the Iranian fishermen in February, pleaded not guilty and claimed that he was a Pakistani.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In addition, the Judicial Magistrate (West) also imposed a fine of Rs. 1,000 on each convict and ordered that they would have to undergo an additional 15-day imprisonment in case of default.The fishermen were detained and their boats seized by the Maritime Security Agency after being found fishing inside the Pakistani territorial waters in Arabian Sea in separate actions that took place between November 2015 and March 2016.Cases under Sections 3/4 of the Foreigners Act and 3/9 of the Fisheries Act were registered against them at the Docks Police Station.

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