Navi mum­bai guard city’s coast­line

Seven speed boats, eight ri­fles, 14 bul­let­proof jack­ets and 19 life jack­ets are all they have to se­cure 104-km coast­line

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has been fi­nalised so far.

Suresh Men­gade, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice ( spe­cial branch), said, “We may not have the re­quired man­power for guard­ing the coast­line, but we are try­ing to find a so­lu­tion for that. The vil­lagers of th­ese ar­eas are in con­stant touch with our of­fi­cials and are work­ing as our eye and ear. We also have po­lice mi­tras and Sagar Rak­shak dals and they keep up­dat­ing us about the hap­pen­ing in those ar­eas. We are con­duct­ing meet­ings with th­ese vol­un­teers reg­u­larly.”

“The gram p a n ch ayat mem­bers also give de­tails on What­sApp groups. We have alerted all the res­i­dents to con­tact us on coastal helpline 1093 if they find any­thing un­usual along the coast­line. Like­wise, fish­er­men have also been given iden­tity cards and we con­duct ran­dom check­ing among them with bio­met­ric devices,” he added.

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