Karachi: Indian fishermen sent to prison
Karachi: Forty-seven Indian fishermen were remanded in prison by a judicial magistrate on Thursday for unlawfully fishing in Pakistani waters.
The Maritime Security Agency detained the fishermen and seized their five fishing boats after finding them inside the exclusive economic zone of Pakistan on Nov 7 and handed them over to the police.
The fishermen were brought before a judicial magistrate (west) on Thursday and the court sent them in jail custody on 14-day judicial remand, directing the police to file a report (charge-sheet) under Section 173 of the criminal procedure code on next hearing.
A case (FIR 304/11) was registered against the fishermen under Sections 3/4 of the Foreign Act and 3/9 of the Fisheries Act at the Docks police station.