Uran scare: Navy calls off ops, but city still on alert
MUMBAI/URAN: Search operations in and around Mumbai and Uran continued on Friday, a day after two schoolchildren in Uran claimed to have seen armed men in the fishing town, sparking a security scare. The Indian Navy officially called off its search operations in the evening, while the police and coast guard continued their searches.
A senior home department official told Hindustan Times in the evening, “There has been no corroboration [of the alleged sightings] so far. The covert operations will continue.”
More than a thousand police- men searched hotels, homes and forests in and around Uran. The police and state reserve police force scoured the town and its surroundings but found no physical evidence of any intruders. However,Mumbaicontinuedtobe on high alert and heavy security remained in place at important points along the coast. Meanwhile, the schoolgirl who claimed to have seen the armed men stood by her statement on Friday.
Security personnel during the combing operations in Uran on Friday.