Mumbai: Security forces went into tizzy after the long-lasting Hotel Taj Mahal Palace close to Gateway of India and Hotel Taj Lands End in Bandra acquired threats of terror assaults, official sources stated, right here on Tuesday.
A threat name was acquired by the Hotel Taj Mahal Palace round 12.30 a.m. and the Hotel Taj Lands End.
The police swiftly beefed up security exterior each the inns and have launched investigation into the calls.
The name was purportedly constituted of a quantity in Karachi, Pakistan, and the caller, who reportedly claimed to be a Lashkar-e-Taiba operative, threatened to blow up the lodge with bombs.
While the Mumbai Police haven’t but commented on the problem, the Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) that runs the Taj Group issued an announcement in afternoon.
“We are proud to be a part of the fabric of this nation and the safety of our guests and associates is of paramount importance to us. We immediately alerted the authorities on receiving these calls and are providing full support and cooperation to the investigating agencies,” stated an IHCL spokesperson.
“Our safety and security teams have ensured that all our protocols and guidelines are being followed towards safeguarding lives and assets. We would like to reassure our guests and associates that adequate steps are being taken towards the safety of the premises,” the spokesperson stated.
The lodge was among the many prime targets of Pakistani terrorists through the November 26, 2008 terror strikes.
Coming barely 24 hours after the assault on the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi on June 29, the authorities took the threat calls significantly.