Anil Deshmukh: Taj Hotel receives threat calls from Karachi, comes 12 years after 26/11 attacks

Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister of Maharashtra, speaking to the media stated that Taj Mahal has received terror threats from Karachi.

Anil Deshmukh: Taj Hotel receives threat calls from Karachi, comes 12 years after 26/11 attacks
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Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister of Maharashtra, speaking to the media stated that Taj Hotel has received terror threats from Karachi. This comes 12 years after one of the deadliest attacks was witnessed in Mumbai.

Deshmukh stated that he had detailed discussions on beefing up security arrangements with both Maharashtra DGP and Mumbai Commissioner of Police in order to make sure that any threat is averted. The Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra has, therefore, tightened the security arrangements in Mumbai and elsewhere in view of the recent terror attack on the Karachi Stock Exchange and threat calls received by Taj Group Hotels.

The Stock Exchange building in Karachi, Pakistan, came under a terror attack earlier this week as four terror suspects tried to barge into the building. The Baloch Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the attack. Two security guards and a police officer were killed in the attack, along with all four terrorists.

According to sources, the threat call was received from Karachi, Pakistan with the police confirming the same. This came right after the incident in Karachi. It is said that the caller mentioned about blowing up the hotels with bombs. This has now put the Mumbai Police on alert across some areas in the city.

The city of Mumbai was subjected to the 26/11 attacks. This had taken place in 2008 when 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists attacked the city and brought it to a standstill. The group of men entered Mumbai and conducted a series of shootings and bombings, killing 166 people and leaving more than 300 injured as a consequence.

Several attacks were also reported at other landmarks in Mumbai like the Leopold Café in Colaba, Nariman House, Cama Hospital, Oberoi Trident and the CST railway station. Mumbai Police are at the moment investigating the matter and have launched an operation to identify the caller to analyse the reasoning for the threat call.

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