High Alert In Mumbai, Security Tightened At Airport
High Alert In Mumbai, Security Tightened At Airport

Security has been beefed up at the Mumbai airport, in the wake of high alert sounded on Thursday.

On Thursday, the city was put on high alert and search operations were launched after schoolchildren spotted five suspicious-looking men close to a naval base in Navi Mumbai.

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Two students – a girl and a boy – saw four to five people in Pathan suits with shoulder bags.

Both the students have been questioned by Navi Mumbai Commissioner of Police as well as other top police officials in Uran for further details.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday appealed to citizens not to panic and said all precautions are being taken after a high alert was sounded along the Mumbai coast and adjoining areas.

According to reports, students have claimed that they overheard the men say the words ‘school’ and ‘ONGC’.

Security has been beefed up at sensitive locations along the coast, including the Gateway of India, Raj Bhawan, Bombay High (rig), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and other major establishments near the sea.