The villagers in Merapani wake up to a sad news Saturday morning as Pakistan detained one identified as Simanta Saikia of the village for allegedly straying into the country's territorial waters.
22 Indian fishermen including Simanta was arrested on Wednesday (November 28) night by the Pakistan Maritime Security Forces. In an attempt to hunt fish, the fishermen crossed the border and entered into Pakistan waters in the Arabian Sea. They were working as anglers in a Gujarat based company.
On receiving information, family members of Simanta started worry about safety of their kin and they are crying for government help.
Fishermen from both countries are frequently arrested for straying into each other's territorial waters while fishing along the Sir Creek area of Gujarat in the Arabian sea.