Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

An ex­er­cise- Sa­gar Kavach was jointly con­ducted by the coast guards, In­dian Navy, Ma­ha­rash­tra Mar­itime Board (MMB), Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Mum­bai Port Trust (MPT) as well as the city po­lice to check the vig­i­lance in the coastal ar­eas of the city.

Last Wed­nes­day, of­fi­cials from the Coast guard and the Navy in civil dresses en­tered the city with dummy RDX on their boat. The po­lice of­fi­cials ac­costed them on time and thus thwarted their ef­forts to en­ter the JNPT.

Like­wise on Thurs­day, the po­lice re­ceived a tip-off that some peo­ple were plan­ning to stage an at­tack at Mora, JNPT and on Ele­phanta Is­land. The on-duty of­fi­cials in­stantly started their op­er­a­tion, ze­roed in on the pos­si­ble ‘cul­prits’ within a few hours. They also re­cov­ered three boxes of ex­plo­sives from their pos­ses­sion which was found to be fake at a later stage.

Navi Mum­bai po­lice com­mis­sioner, Prab­hat Ran­jan along with the city spe­cial branch mon­i­tored the en­tire ex­er­cise.

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