Fisherman shot at by maritime security personnel near Bombay High

Ateeq Shaikh

A fisherman was “accidentally” shot by maritime security personnel, on Sunday at Bombay High in Arabian Sea, while fishing close to oil rigs.

“On the evening of May 17, an Immediate Support Vessel (ISV) was on a coastal security patrol in the Offshore Development Area i.e. Bombay High, around 80 km from Mumbai. While providing protection to the offshore oil rig, ISV noticed a fishing boat anchored close to an oil platform,” said Commander Rahul Sinha, spokesperson of Ministry of Defence, in a statement released during the wee hours of Monday.

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