Friday, January 27

52 Indian fishermen sent to jail

KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Friday sent 52 Indian fishermen to prison for fishing in Pakistani waters.

The maritime security agency on Thursday detained Indian fishermen, along with nine boats for fishing in Pakistani territorial waters in the Arabian Sea. Later, they were handed over to Docks police for legal action.

Police presented these fishermen before the court of a judicial magistrate (West), who sent them to jail on 14-day judicial remand, directing the investigating officer to file a report till the next hearing.

They were booked under Sections 3/4 of the Foreigners Act and 3/9 of the Fisheries Act at the Docks police station.

A day earlier 24 Indian fishermen were also sent to prison for fishing in the Pakistani water.