Mumbai, Sept 23: Multiple security agencies continued their hawk-eyed vigil on Friday to apprehend the five-or-six masked persons sighted in Uran, Mumbai by some students early on Thursday. Maharashtra Police also released sketches of two suspects.
Earlier, security at all critical installations and sensitive locations in Mumbai and adjoining Raigad, Navi Mumbai was beefed up with police road blocks, fishermen keeping a lookout in Arabian Sea and aerial-surface combing operations underway in different parts.
The schoolchildren reported to their school that they had seen four men at around 7 PM near the naval base in Uran. The men dressed in black had their faces covered and were speaking a different language the schoolchildren reported.
They informed their teacher, who in turn alerted the police and the entire security apparatus swung into action within hours.
Schools, colleges, shops and establishments in Uran and surroundings remained shut for the second day today as security officials continued their search to locate the potential mischief makers.
Returning from a trip to the US late Thursday night, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis appealed to the people not to panic as adequate security arrangements were in place in Uran, around 50 km on the mainland from Mumbai.
Commondos guarding the coast
Mumbai police commandos guard the coast along Gateway of India as a high alert was issued by the Naval Quarters.
Security beefed up at Raj Bhavan, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and many VVIP areas.
Heavy security arrangements after two school children spotted suspicious looking gunmen at Uran. Security was intensified at Raj Bhavan, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, the BARC, DAE, Mantralaya and surrounding VVIP areas, key railway termini and stations, prominent beaches like Girgaum Chowpatty and Juhu, various oil and fertilizer companies' installations on the eastern coast of Mumbai, the naval harbour, JNPT and MbPT.
Mumbai police keeping Hawkish vigil
Policemen keeping vigil on people. Huge posses of police were witnessed in parts of south Mumbai, road blocks and checking of select vehicles continued overnight in an efforts to detect the missing suspects.
Police and other security agencies launched operations to nab masked persons sighted in Uran
Mumbai police checking passengers of a taxi at a checkpost .The ongoing operations are described by security personnel as the highest ever state of alert after the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror strikes.
Search operation to nab gunmen
Mumbai: Mumbai police issued a high alert after two school children spotted suspicious looking gunmen at Uran, near Mumbai on Thursday.