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BSF seizes another Pakistani boat in Kutch area, suspects detained

Nine suspects have been detained by the Force and are being questioned by the Coast Guard

The Border Security Force on Wednesday reportedly seized a Pakistani boat from the Kutch area of Gujarat, marking third seizure of Pakistani boat in less than a week of time.

In the latest incident, the BSF officials seized the boat in Sir Creek, a disputed water stream between the Sindh province of Pakistan and Gujarat state in the Rann of Kutch, media reports revealed.

According to news reports, nine suspects have been detained by the Force and are being questioned by the Coast Guard.

A day before, BSF recovered an abandoned Pakistani boat from the Ravi river, triggering fears in the region. The abandoned boat was captured from Tota Guru post (Dera Baba Nanak post) on Ravi river.

Officials later said they found no suspicious item from the boat and claimed ‘the boat might have got washed away to the Indian side’.

Earlier on Sunday, Indian Coast Guard reportedly apprehended a Pakistani boat off the Gujarat coast. Officials said all the nine crew members on board the boat were captured by the force.

Any suspicious activity in the country has become a matter of alert as the Army maintains high vigilance across boarders after the Uri attack and the recent surgical strike by India. However, Pakistan has denied its involvement in the Uri incident and also rejected reports claiming the surgical attack.

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