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No terror angle: Devendra Fadnavis says ‘boat drifted due to high tide in Raigad’


After a suspicious speed-boat was found on the Harihareshwar Beach in Raigad, around 200 kms, Deputy Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said that the boat is owned by an Australian citizen.

Fadnavis, who is also Maharashtra’s home minister said that there is no confirmation of any terror angle, however he mentioned that nothing is being ruled out and all aspects shall be investigated. “Police have been asked to be on high alert,” he added.

Further sharing details he said that the boat’s engine broke out in the sea and people were rescued by a Korean boat.

“It has now reached Harihareshwar beach. Keeping in mind the coming festive season, police and administration have been instructed to be prepared,” he added.

Speaking of the action on the issue, Fadnavis said that Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) is also working on it.

“The additional force will also be deployed if necessary. All the precautions needed to be taken as per the norms of abundant caution situation have been taken,” he added.


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