MUMBAI, Sept 22 - A high alert was sounded along the Mumbai coast and adjoining areas today after a group of men were spotted moving suspiciously near a naval base at Uran in Raigad district, leading to multi-agency search operations by multiple agencies.
�As per the reports, five to six persons were sighted in Pathan suits and appeared to be carrying weapons and backpacks,� Naval spokesman Cdr Rahul Sinha said in a statement. Some reports said they were in military uniform.
The alert, which comes four days after the Uri attack which left 18 soldiers dead, has led to elite forces like National Security Guard (NSG), State police�s specialised commandos Force One and ATS being roped in for the search and security, highly placed police sources said.
The Navy pressed its choppers for aerial surveillance and heightened patrolling in the sea by its vessels and high-speed boats.