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Major Police Operation near Jalvayu Vihar near Powai

A major police operation was underway near Jalvayu Vihar at Powai in Mumbai this morning. The entire area was cordoned off. One combat vehicle and several policemen have taken guards across the road surrounding Jalvayu Vihar. The operation started at around 11:55 am and traffic has been redirected, creating a fair amount of chaos.

Armed policemen have been seen running for cover, many of them armed only with service revolvers. In between the operation, policemen on motorcycle have been seen crisscrossing the streets and taking cover behind trees.

Jalvayu Vihar has been under heavy protection for the past six months after intelligence reports cited the possibility of a terrorist strike on the building.

Jalvayu Vihar is one of the popular Residential Developments in Powai neighborhood.

Source: http://www.mid-day.com/news/2010/aug/270810-police-operation-Jalvayu-Vihar-Powai-Mumbai.htm

Some eyewitness accounts

RT @vsfilms: Anti terror drill. Armed cops scampering & hiding behind pillars in a simulated attack. Unconcerned oldmen/kids roam around.

Ankur Handa Finally …its over now …the barricades have been removed and the traffic has started moving…

One Response to Major Police Operation near Jalvayu Vihar near Powai

  1. Parul August 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    The police mock drill caused quite a lot of panic among the parents of children who go to schools around the area. I myself had to walk down from Raheja Vihar to Panch Shrishti to pick up my daughter from Eurokids, since traffic was diverted away from Nahar Amrit Shakti towards the Powai Police Station. Such drills although necessary can be held at such a time when the schools are not being let off so as not to cause panic among parents when their kids are at school in the area and they come to know that there has been firing in the vicinity of their schools!

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