KOCHI: The Lakshadweep administration has withdrawn the order issued on June 2 to deploy authorities staff in fishing boats for intelligence assortment and to watch native fishing boats. Nevertheless, collector S Askar Ali claimed that the order was not withdrawn and was the truth is misinterpreted.
“The order was issued as per our regular process of bodily verification. We deploy authorities employees for bodily verification of people that arrive on the island for 72 hours once we obtain such alerts. It isn’t doable to deploy staff in all fishing boats as we’ve got restricted employees,” he advised TNIE. The collector stated the order issued by port director had clearly stated ‘so could also be deemed match for intelligence gathering’.
There is no such thing as a fishing exercise within the area because the two-month monsoon fishing ban is in place. There are not any restrictions on nation crafts working within the lagoon. So the query of deploying authorities employees in fishing boats doesn’t come up, he stated.
The order issued by port director Sachin Sharma on June 2 had directed to depute authorities employees ‘on board native fishing boats’ so could also be deemed match for intelligence gathering and to strengthen safety measures to watch fishing boats and crew.’