BHOPAL: “Mother, this may be the last letter from me, but please keep writing to me. Eat well, and take good care of yourself. If everything goes well, I will be home soon.”
Sunil Uikey scribbled these words on a piece of paper from inside a prison in Pakistan, for his mother in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh
Sunil had gone missing from Gujarat two months ago. His family was clueless about his whereabouts, till his uncle Shivlal Inwati received the handwritten letter addressed to his mother from Malir jail, Karachi. He is the second youth from Madhya Pradesh to be jailed in Pakistan after Seoni’s runaway lad Jitendra Arjunwar. Sunil wanted Shivlal to inform his mother about his incarceration in Pakistan so she would not worry. He requested Shivlal to look after his mother till he returns.
Sunil was among 55 Indian fishermen arrested by Pakistan Marine Security Agency (PMSA) off Jakhau coast on March 29 for allegedly violating its territorial waters in the Arabian Sea. He was on one of 10 boats, PMSA alleges, which were operating near the International Boundary Line (IMBL). Majority of these boats were from Okha and Mangroal ports of Gujarat.
In 2015, Sunil had gone to Gujarat looking for a job. He was on board a boat named Rundra Raj that set sail for a fishing trip on March 14 from Okha port, an intelligence official said.
Other boats seized by PMSA are Macch Raj, Vayu Raj, Anjani Putra-7 and Megh Raj. All boats were operating from Okha port.
Arjunwar, who had travelled 35km inside Pakistan unchecked, was arrested just a few kilometres away from the Sindh Cantonment.
source: Times Of India