First alert on parachutes came from pilot

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Police trying to ascertain the objects, though no complaint has been filed

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New DelhiNews agency reports from Mumbai said that according to the Mumbai police, five unidentified objects were spotted over the airport area on Saturday evening by a pilot of the aircraft of a private airline just before take-off. 


He immediately alerted the Mumbai airport’s Air Traffic Controller about the incident following which the authorities of the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) were also informed about the objects spotted over the airport. MIAL immediately alerted the airport police station. The matter has also been brought to the notice of Mumbai’s joint commissioner of police (law and order) but the police is yet to register a case since no complaint has been received, according to reports from Mumbai. 


Meanwhile, a Mumbai police official told PTI on Monday that they are still trying to ascertain the object after the unidentified parachute-like flying objects had been spotted over the airspace of the Mumbai airport two days ago.


Senior Mumbai police officers, including Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Deven Bharti and deputy commissioner of police (Zone 8), appraised the situation and co-ordinated with other security agencies, he said.


“We are yet to register a case, but our multi-pronged investigation is on. We hope to reach the conclusion very soon, since we are co-ordinating with each and every agency of the city,” Mumbai police DCP of Zone 8 Virendra Mishra said.


However, he declined to comment further about the object itself, saying that his team is not in a position to say anything conclusively. When asked whether the Mumbai police has not considered MIAL’s intimation as a complaint, DCP Mishra said, “There is a difference between a complaint and information. MIAL’s intimation was merely information on which we are working.” The objects were flying from the Kalina side and were last seen near the ITC Maratha Hotel on Sahar Road. Police is clueless where it finally landed.