‘Suspicious group carrying weapons’ spotted near Navi Mumbai, Navy on high alert

The Indian Navy has been put on its highest state of alert. Two Navy helicopters were pressed into action to trace the alleged group's movement.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 22, 2016 4:56 pm
uran The Indian Navy has been put on its highest state of alert. Two Navy helicopters were pressed into action to trace the alleged group’s movement.

 

The Indian Navy has been put on high alert on Thursday afternoon after two school students allegedly spotted a group of 5-6 men carrying weapons and heavy rucksacks, at Uran in Navi Mumbai.

The students from UES School informed their principal, who, in turn, alerted the Uran Police. Maharashtra Police confirmed the report and said that they have commenced combing operations in the area.

“Two students have informed that they have seen suspicious men in Uran. While one student has claimed of spotting one person, the other has claimed to have seen five. Post the information, multiple agencies are probing it,” said DGP Satish Mathur.

The India Navy has been put on its highest state of alert. Two Navy helicopters were pressed into action to trace the alleged group’s movement. TV media has flashed visuals of an Navy helicopter hovering over the naval base in Uran. An ammunition dump is believed to be close to the base. INS Abhimanyu is reportedly near the area where the men were allegedly spotted by the students.

The students are now being questioned by multiple agencies.

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