Mumbai on alert after speedboats vanish off its coast

February 22nd, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Feb 22 (ANI): The Coast Guard and Mumbai police were on alert on Sunday after fishermen reported sighting two unidentified speedboats on Sunday afternoon off the north Mumbai coast, an official said.
Some fishermen informed the Mumbai police, who in turn alerted the Coast Guard headquarters.
The police immediately placed road blocks on all the coastal towns and launched strict checking at all large and small ports and jetties.
The entire Konkan coastal region has been alerted.
A police official said, “We are making investigations and checking out the antecedents of the speedboats and where they could have gone.
An aircraft and the Coast Guards ships were searching the mysterious speedboats.
The terrorists, who attacked here last year, had landed through the Arabian Sea routes. (ANI)

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