India to raise killing of Indian fisherman with Pakistan

    By IANS,

    New Delhi : India would strongly take up the “shoot-and-scoot killing” of an Indian fisherman by Pakistan coastal security personnel, official sources said here Sunday.

    “India would strongly take up the shoot-and-scoot killing of a fisherman by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency,” an official source said.

    Indian fisherman Naran Bhai Sosa was killed in the incident. While fishermen and boats have been previously detained and boats apprehended, “the killing of unarmed fishermen is unusual”, the source added.

    Gujarati fisherman Sosa was killed and 30 others were allegedly kidnapped by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency Saturday off Jakhau coast in Gujarat. The fishermen were allegedly taken away in five boats, a member of the fishermen’s boat association said Saturday.

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said he has taken up the issue with the central government.

    “Spoke to AK Antony-ji on Pakistan’s actions against Guj’s (Gujarat) fishermen today. Urged him that Centre should take a serious note & investigate it,” the chief minister posted on twitter Saturday.

    Reports said that personnel of the Pakistani maritime agency opened fire on Indian fishing boat “Dhanvantari” early Saturday morning when they were fishing in international waters. Sosa’s body was taken to Jamnagar Medical College for post-mortem.