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.