Security Beefed up Near Mumbai’s Taj After Receiving Threat Call From Pakistan

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Mumbai: Police forces have tightened security around Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace, Hotel Colaba and Taj Lands End after receiving threatening calls from Karachi.

Reportedly, the call is said to be made from Pakistan at around 12.30 am. It threatened to blow up the hotel.

The call was from a Pakistani number. The caller identified himself as a member of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and said that the hotel would be attacked by their members. He said the Taj Mahal Palace and Taj Lands End hotels would be blown up as it happened in November 2008.

The second call was received by the staffers at the Taj Lands End hotel in Bandra. The caller, from Pakistan, threatened to blow up the hotel in a similar manner. Both the calls were received from the same numbers.

The cyber cell has been roped in to further investigate the call and the help of telecom departments is being sought to investigate the location of the call.

The calls were made on a day Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi was attacked by four terrorists on Monday, killing four security personnel.

In 2008, the Mumbai hotel had become victim to 26/11 terror attack.

In one of the deadliest terror attacks in India’s history, 166 people were killed and over 300 injured when 10 heavily-armed Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists from Pakistan created mayhem in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.

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