Mumbai: Alert Sounded After Boats Carrying AK-47, Live Cartridges Found Off Raigad Coast
Mumbai, 18th August 2022: The Police have found two suspicious boats from Raigad, Maharashtra. AK-47 rifles, live cartridges and ammunition were recovered from a boat. A high alert has been issued in the Raigad area. The team of NIA from Mumbai has also left for Raigad.
SP Ashok of Raigad informed that the police have found a suspicious boat from Harihareshwar beach. When the boat was searched, a rifle, live cartridges and ammunition were recovered from it. Police sources believe that there could be a big terrorist conspiracy behind this.
However, it is not yet known where the boat came from and who had brought the boat to Raigad. The Mumbai Police has started an investigation into this case.
Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis said that the Indian Coast Guard has recovered the boat. The ATS team has also reached the spot for investigation.
ATS Chief Vineet Agarwal said that the suspicious boat in Raigad could be part of a terrorist conspiracy. He said that the boat can also come from any other country. All aspects are being investigated.
The Raigad administration has appealed to the people to avoid any kind of rumour in this matter and not to spread rumours which may create panic among others.
Update: The boat belongs to an Australian citizen. Boat’s engine broke out in the sea, people were rescued by a Korean boat. It has now reached Harihareshwar beach. Keeping in mind the coming festive season, police & administration have been instructed to be prepared: Fadnavis
Later the company also issued a statement on the issue.
“In June 2022, Neptune P2P Group provided private security on the vessel ‘MY Lady Han’. The yacht was damaged during a monsoon in the Arabian Sea, causing the Captain to declare an emergency. While the crew were rescued, the yacht was unable to be salvaged due to the extreme weather conditions.
Earlier this morning, Neptune P2P Group were made aware that the vessel, which was presumed sunk, had washed up on Indian shores.
Neptune P2P Group are working with the owner of the vessel and the Indian and UK authorities to determine the official recovery procedures of the vessel and controlled items.”