However, the MSA later released the injured fisherman, identified as Dhanji Bamaniya, on humanitarian grounds along with five others who sailed back to Jakhau coast yesterday. According to National Fishworkers' Forum (NFF) Secretary Manish Lodhari, Bamaniya, a resident of Union Territory of Diu, was hit in his arm in firing that took place during noon yesterday.
"Showing some mercy on the injured fisherman, the Pakistan MSA allowed him to sail back to Gujarat with five other fishermen who were on board 'Surya Kiran' boat. Bamaniya and others ventured into the sea on October 7 from Mangrol," he said.
The incident occurred as the MSA fired some rounds on their boat as 'warning', which resulted in injuries to Bamaniya. "He was hit on his arm. Luckily, he is out of danger and admitted to a hospital in Bhuj," Lodhari said.
However, 24 fishermen are still in captivity of MSA and they were taken to Karachi during afternoon. "Though one boat and 6 fishermen were allowed to go, the MSA has captured 24 of our fishermen and seized four of their boats and took them to Karachi port. The fishermen told us that the MSA personnel fired on Bamaniya's boat as a warning," he said.
The four boats captured by MSA are: 'Maheshwari-2', 'Shiv Shakti-5', Matrubhoomi-2' and Raj Laxmi-3' and each of them was carrying six fishermen and sailing from Mangrol a week back.

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