Mumbai’s Taj hotel receives bomb threat call from Pakistan, Security beefed up

Vishnu Vasisht

The caller identified himself as a member of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Mumbai's Taj Hotel has received a bomb threat. The call has come from Pakistan and the police were informed immediately following the call. Security of Taj Hotel has been beefed up. It is being said that the person who made the call said that an attack like 26/11 will take place in the Taj once again.

Calls were made from Pakistan to the Taj Hotel in Mumbai after the Karachi Stock Exchange terror attack. The caller threatened, "Everyone has witnessed the terrorist attack on Karachi Stock Exchange. Now the 26/11 attack in the Taj Hotel will happen once again". The caller identified himself as a member of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

The Taj Hotel administration reported the threat to the police. Overnight, Mumbai police and hotel staff together inspected the security of the entire hotel. Security has been tightened at the hotel since the threat call.

The guests coming here and their activities are being monitored. The entire details of the guests staying in the hotel are being scrutinized. Also, the blockade of police has been increased in South Mumbai.

Atleast 10 were killed in a terrorist attack on Pakistan's Karachi stock exchange on Monday morning. At the same time, all the four terrorists involved in the attack were also killed. Four security guards and a police sub-inspector were also killed.

According to Pakistan's Dawn News TV, many people have also been injured in the terrorist attack at the stock exchange. Shortly after the attack, the police reached the spot and sealed the area. Police have also seized grenades and weapons from the attackers. According to reports, the terrorists were trying to enter the Pakistan Stock Exchange at around 9 am. Meanwhile, they attacked with grenades and fired shots.

November 26, 2008 is the most frightening day in the history of the country. This was the day the world saw the dreaded face of terror in Mumbai. More than 150 people were killed in that attack. Pakistani terrorists attacked the Taj and Trident Hotel as well as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

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