A day after a high alert was sounded along the coast of Mumbai and adjoining areas on Thursday after a suspicious group of men were spotted near a naval base at Uran in Raigad district, a second battalion of the National Security Guard (NSG) has been deployed at the site.
Fearing a similar situation to the 26 November, 2008 attacks in Mumbai, teams of the army, navy and air force have been deployed, as have teams of the police's crime branch, anti-terrorism squad and Force One, said sources. Senior officials of each of these departments are also on the scene. Schools in the region have reportedly remained shut and the area is on high alert.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who has returned from a US visit, will be holding a review meeting on Friday afternoon, while Maharashtra Police DGP Satish Mathur will also be submitting a report to the government by then. It is also being speculated that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will be arriving in the city late on Friday night to take stock of the situation.
Earlier on Friday, the Navi Mumbai Police had released a sketch of one of the men spotted near the naval base, and is expected to be releasing more over the course of the day.