A suspicious boat was found on Thursday off the Raigad coast in Maharashtra. On which three AK-47 rifles and cartridges were kept. High alert was issued in Maharashtra after the suspicious boat was found. However, officials said that there is no security related to this.
AK-47 rifle and cartridges recovered from boat
Raigad Superintendent of Police Ashok Dudhe and other senior officers reached the spot and searched the boat. Three AK-47 rifles and some live cartridges were found in the boat, the official said. Police is conducting a detailed investigation in this regard.
Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the assembly – the full story of the suspicious boat
Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the boat found off Raigad coast belonged to an Australian woman. Some semi-automatic weapons have been recovered from this boat. Fadnavis informed the state assembly that due to bad weather the boat had come uncontrollably on the Raigad coast. He said, the boat found on the Raigad coast is owned by an Australian woman. Some semi-automatic weapons have been found in the boat. He said, the central agencies and the state police have started investigating the matter.
The boat came near Raigad coast while drifting due to sea winds
According to investigators, the crew members of the boat were rescued off the Oman coast in June this year. According to the Coast Guard official, after this the boat came near Raigad coast while drifting due to sea winds. Some locals spotted the boat in Shrivardhan area, about 190 km from Mumbai, and informed the security agencies, the official said. There was no crew member in the boat.
UK registered yacht
"It is a UK-registered yacht that was going from Oman to Europe," the official said. An emergency call was received from the ferry and on 26 June the occupants were rescued around Muscat. According to the official, the arms seller has been contacted and the number of weapons found on the boat matched with the weapons missing from the seller's list. "Since the speed of the boat is slow, it is allowed to carry small arms," the official said. When the people on board had left the boat, they did not take their weapons with them.