Pak boat with 8 persons on board apprehended off Gujarat coast

Eight Pakistani nationals were apprehended with their fishing boat about 35 nautical miles from Mithapur coast in Jamnagar district, Coast Guard officials said.

The arrested persons along with their boat are being brought to Okha port where they will be handed over to the police for further interrogation, they added.

"The Pakistani boat seems to have drifted into India waters due to rough sea. It has been apprehended by us and is being brought to Okha coast," the officials said.

Primarily, it appears to be a fishing boat as some fish was also found on the vessel, they added.

It could have drifted into the Indian territory due to rough weather in the Arabia sea, officials said.

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