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.
Here is how Twitterati reacted:
Mumbai on High Alert.. J&K on high alert .. Seems like we r gonna lost Pakistan from World Map.. — feeling shocked
— Nitin Dahiya (@dahiya_nitin) September 22, 2016
Enemies within the country is the greatest threat, remember the great indian empires collapsed due to these traitors in past #Mumbai
— nominikhi (@nominikhi) September 22, 2016
Just saw a lot of police vans…lots of them. Flying navy choppers too. High alert in Navi Mumbai.
— Hard Nut (@nxsaif) September 22, 2016
Time to be alert citizen but at same time not spread Rumours after Mumbai on high alert.Mumbai on partial lock down at moment.#mumbaialert
— Ashwin (@ashmal312) September 22, 2016
— hTrap (@fafdachai) September 22, 2016
Stay safe #Mumbai.
— Ahad Ashraf (@ahadashraf) September 22, 2016
What is this media chatter about Uran. Doesn’t Mumbai Police know who Uran belongs to?
— Shael Sharma (@shaels) September 22, 2016