Pakistani authorities have arrested 16 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating the country’s maritime boundary.

The fishermen, who were captured along with three boats by the Maritime Security Agency (MSA), were taken to the southern port of Karachi on Saturday.

A spokesman for the MSA said the Indians were arrested on charges of violating Pakistan’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

After a medical check-up and interrogation by intelligence agencies, the fishermen were handed over to police. The Indians are expected to be produced in court on Monday.

India and Pakistan arrest scores of fishermen every year on charges of violating the maritime boundary. The fishermen sometimes languish in prison for years.

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