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Police releases sketch of terror suspect spotted near Mumbai

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Published on 23 Sep 2016 12:35 AM GMT

Police releases sketch of terror suspect spotted near Mumbai
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Mumbai: Alarm bells began to ring when two students – a 10th standard girl and a boy of ninth standard – on Thursday reported to have seen as many as four masked men with guns in coastal town of Uran near Mumbai. Subsequently, the students helped police to prepare a sketch of one of the terror suspects spotted by them.

Later in the day, Mumbai police released the sketch and circulated it to all the investigation agencies. Local informers have also been roped in to locate the man in the sketch.

According to the students, the suspected terrorists were wandering near a naval base at Uran in Maharashtra's Raigad district, about 47kms from the state capital. Consequently, a high alert was issued by the Western Naval Command.

“Four suspicious persons in military uniform were reportedly sighted carrying weapons and backpacks. Hence, we have issued a high alert in this regard,” said naval spokesman Rahul Sinha in a statement.

Other highlights:

  • Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis urged the citizens not to panic as all necessary precautions were being taken.
  • A high alert has been sounded along the Mumbai coast as well as adjoining areas.
  • The CM had a word with Director General of Police (DGP) Satish Mathur and Mumbai Police Commissioner Dattatray Padsalgikar in this regard.

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