The government empowers the Coast Guard to board, search, stop any ship or arrest people

NEW DELHI: You can now board, search, stop any ship or even arrest anyone involved in crimes within the area of ​​the maritime zone of India, according to a Ministry of Defence notification.

A Coast Guard official said earlier that the agency had powers to board and stop vessels under the y, but under the new government order, dated December 2, it can carry out the same activities under it.