LeT threatens to bomb Mumbai’s two Taj Hotels.
On the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, a bomb threat call was made to the Taj Hotels in Mumbai. The threat call was made to two of the Taj hotels in Mumbai, Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Colaba and Taj Lands End hotel in Bandra. The caller identified himself as a member of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror group. The LeT terror outfit threatened to bomb Mumbai’s two Taj hotels.
Following the threat call to blow-up the hotels, security has been tightened up at the hotels. Heavy security forces are deployed around and at both the hotels.
Threat Calls From Pakistan.
The threat calls were made separately to both the iconic Taj Hotels. The first call was made to Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Bandra around 12:30 am. The call was traced back to Karachi, Pakistan. The caller identified himself as a LeT member threatening to attack the hotel. He said just like the 26/11 attack, Taj Mahal Palace and Taj Lands End hotels would be blown up.
The second call was made to Taj Lands End hotel in Bandra. The caller made a similar threat to the hotel as Taj Mahal Palace to blow up the hotel. Both the calls came from the same number.
The cyber cell is further investigating the threat call. The authorities have also asked for the telecom department’s help to trace the exact location of the call. Both the hotels are currently not operating in the wake of lockdown due to Covid19 pandemic. But to ensure safety, Mumbai police is taking all the possible measures to secure the area.
Interestingly the threat call to Taj hotels was made on a day when Pakistan’s Stock Exchange building was attacked by four heavily armed terrorists. Three security personnels and a police officer lost their lives in the attack.