MUMBAI: On the eve of the Independence Day, the city police carried out an all-out operation in which more than 500 people were arrested in various offences all over the city on Saturday. Mumbai police have beefed up security in the city ahead of Independence Day.
Additional security bandobast has been deployed at vital government installations located mostly in south Mumbai. Also, security cover at all religious and public places, market areas, major hotels, major railway-metro stations, bus depots, defence installations has also been strengthened.
Police said that around 30,000 policemen from all the five regions including additional commissioners of police, 13 deputy commissioners and 41 assistant commissioners and other cops were part of the operation that began at 11pm on Friday and went on till Saturday morning.
The police raided 252 places across the city to traced 79 wanted accused, 32 with non-bailable warrants, 121 people were booked for consumption and drug peddling, 37 people were found with illegal weapons, 2 country-made revolvers and 35 knives and swords were found, police raided 48 places where illegal country-made liquor dens were busted, 80 people were booked under the Gambling act.
Also, 46 criminals externed from city limits were caught and 140 booked under the Police Act