Phone from Pakistan! Threats to blow up Mumbai’s Taj Hotel
There have been phone calls threatening to blow up the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Colaba, Mumbai, and the Taj Lands and Hotel in Bandra.
The threatening phone call came from Karachi, Pakistan, between Monday and Tuesday night. The caller identified himself as a member of Lashkar-e-Taiba.
The security of the two hotels has been beefed up after the threatening phone call. It is learned that the first phone call came to the staff of Taj Mahal Palace Hotel around 12:30 pm on Monday. A man identified himself as a member of Lashkar-e-Taiba on a phone call from a Pakistani number.
He said in a threatening phone call that members of their organization would hit the hotel. Recalling the 2008 Mumbai attacks, it was also said that the bombings would blow up the Taj Mahal Palace and the Taj Lands and Hotels.
The second threatening phone call came from the staff of the Taj Lands and Hotel in Bandra and also from the same number in Pakistan. There were also threats to blow up the hotel.
Although all activities at the two hotels have been suspended due to coronavirus and lockdown, the police are not keeping any security gap. In addition to increasing security in the area adjacent to the two hotels, all kinds of measures have been taken by the Mumbai Police.