FIR in Gujarat towards Pak Navy personnel for kidnapping, bid to kill Indian fishermen at sea


The Gujarat police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) towards a bunch of 20 to 25 Pakistani Navy personnel for allegedly kidnapping and try and kill seven Indian fishermen within the Arabian Sea off the Gujarat coast, an official mentioned on Sunday.

As per the FIR, the incident came about round 5 pm on October 6 when seven crew members on board an Indian boat named ‘Harsiddhi’ have been fishing within the Indian waters off the Jakhau coast.

It mentioned 20 to 25 uniformed jawans on a Pakistan Marine Security Agency boat named ‘PMSA BARKAT 1060’ began unprovoked firing on the Indian boat. They destroyed and sank the boat, kidnapped the fishermen and took them on their vessel.

The fishermen have been overwhelmed up with a stick which left them injured. The accused individuals additionally recorded a video of the fishermen and launched them after a menace, the FIR mentioned.

Porbandar Superintendent of Police Ravi Mohan Saini mentioned the fishermen have been rescued and delivered to Jakhau port in Kutch district of Gujarat by an Indian Coast Guard boat on Friday.

He mentioned the FIR was lodged at Jakhau and transferred to Navibandar, a police station in Porbandar district which has territorial jurisdiction past 12 nautical miles off the Gujarat coast.

The case was registered towards the accused below Indian Penal Code Sections 307 (try and homicide), 365 (kidnapping), 427 (inflicting harm), 324 (voluntarily inflicting damage) and 506 (1), in keeping with the FIR.

Saini mentioned, “The Indian boat sank due to a collision and we do not have the GPS (global positioning system) to ascertain its coordinates. Based on a complaint by one of the fishermen, the FIR has been registered under sections for attempt to murder and kidnapping.” “As of now, we do not have any more details than those provided by the complainant fisherman. Our Special Operation Group sub-inspector is investigating the case,” he mentioned.

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