Maharashtra: High Alert in Raigad After Suspicious Boat with Explosives Drifted to Konkan Coast

 - Sakshi Post

Raigad: A suspicious speed-boat carrying explosives found on the Harihareshwar Beach in Maharashtra's Raigad has sent the security forces into a tizzy on Thursday afternoon.

The suspicious boat is apparently of foreign origins and some dismantled weapons were found on board, local police officials said. The police have begun investigating the matter. 

A team of the state Anti-Terrorism Squad is rushing to the site to probe the speedboat, source said. Taking a serious note of the speed-boat incident, Maharashtra Police has sounded a high alert in the entire Raigad district. 

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadvanis told reporters that there is no confirmation of any terror angle. He said the boat carrying three AK-47 rifles belongs to an Australian citizen. 

“The boat is in a half-broken condition and drifted towards Konkan coast due to high tide in the sea. Keeping in mind the coming festive season, police and administration have been instructed to be prepared,” Fadnavis said. 

(With inputs from ANI) 


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