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Mumbai, Sep 10 (PTI): On the eve of Eid and start of Ganesh Chaturthi festivities, Mumbai police on Friday said two foreign nationals with suspected terror links have sneaked into the city after which the metropolis was put on high alert.
The police refused to reveal the nationality of the two men whose photographs were released at a hurriedly called news conference. They were however identified as Kalimuddin Khan (28) and Hafij Sarif (25).
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy issued an advisory to the public to remain alert and vigilant after inputs from central intelligence agencies said the two had entered the city to cause disruption at crowded places during the festival season.
"We would like to issue an advisory...We have intelligence inputs that two foreign nationals have entered the city with intention to cause disruption at crowded and religious places," Roy said.
"We appeal to the citizens to remain alert and inform the police if they spot the two," he said.
Asked when the duo had sneaked into the city, the officer said, "Very recently".
He said several teams have been formed to track down the two.
The police have also set up helpline numbers 22633333 and 22625020.