Mumbai’s famous Taj Hotel has received a bomb threat call from Pakistan following which the security in and around the iconic hotel has been increased.
Mumbai’s famous Taj Hotel has received a bomb threat call from Pakistan following which the security in and around the iconic hotel has been increased, sources said on Tuesday.
According to the Zee Media sources, a caller from Pakistan has threatened a terrorist attack on the 5-star hotel. The call was reportedly made from a Pakistan number. According to the official sources, the call was received around 12 midnight on Monday.
The call was made on a day when the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi was attacked by four gunmen, killing four security personnel and a security guard. The four gunmen were shot dead before they could take over the building
In 2008, the Taj hotel had come under attack by Pakistani terrorists. They also attacked Oberoi-Trident, CST, Nariman House, Cafe Leopold, and Cama Hospital in Mumbai. At least 166 people were killed and over 300 injured in the attack
Security tightened outside Taj Hotel & nearby areas after a threat call was received yesterday from Karachi, Pakistan to blow up the hotel with bombs: Mumbai Police pic.twitter.com/mu5Uf6qzCf
— ANI (@ANI) June 30, 2020
Another threat call received by was the staff of the Taj Lands End hotel located in Bandra – another property of the Taj Hotel Group – following which security was beefed up. The second threat call was also made from Pakistan.
The Mumbai Police will record the statement of the Taj Lands End hotel staff who received the threat call. The Mumbai Police has launched an investigation into the matter and call details are being verified.
The police have also increased security in and around the famous hotel as well as other vital installations in Mumbai.