MUMBAI: Mumbai ‘s famous Taj Hotel received a call from Pakistan for a bomb threat that increased security in and around the iconic hotel, sources said Tuesday.
According to sources, a caller from Pakistan has threatened a terrorist attack on a 5-star hotel. The call was reportedly made from a number in Pakistan. According to official sources, the call was received around 12 p.m. on Monday.
The caller said, “Everyone has seen a terrorist attack on the Karachi Stock Exchange, and now the 26/11 attack in the Taj Hotel is going to happen again.”
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.
Coastal patrols and surveillance have also been increased in view of the call for threats.
It may be recalled that there was a terrorist attack in Mumbai on 26 November 2008, in which Taj Hotel was also targeted by Pakistani-trained terrorists.
More than 166 people were killed and more than 300 wounded in this almost 60-hour attack. There were also 28 foreign nationals among those who died. The attack shook the whole country, and India and Pakistan were on the verge of war.
Ajmal Kasab was the only terrorist who was caught alive in the Mumbai terrorist attack. He was thoroughly questioned by the Indian investigating agencies about the incident, which revealed Pakistan’s involvement in the incident.
Kasab was later hanged in Pune’s Yerwada prison on the morning of 21 September 2012. Before Kasab died, Indian investigative agencies had squeezed out every single piece of information related to the Mumbai plot of attack planned in Pakistan.
It was revealed that on 26 November 2008, 10 heavily armed Pakistani terrorists entered Mumbai by boat from Karachi by sea. e These terrorists attacked the Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Terminus, the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Trident Hotel and the Jewish Center.