Police have beefed up security outside the Taj hotel in south Mumbai after the Karachi Stock Exchange terror attack, a senior official said on Tuesday. The iconic hotel in Colaba area was among the targets of Pakistani terrorists during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
The caller, who claimed to be a member of the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist group, had threatened to blow up the hotel.
The hotel authorities received the call post-midnight from Karachi, and similar calls were reportedly made to Taj Lands End in Bandra as well.
The official told that Mumbai police are on high alert after Monday's Karachi exchange terror attack and as part of the enhanced anti-terror measures, security outside the hotel and other vital installations has been increased.
There has been no confirmation from police so far about reports that a caller from Pakistan had threatened to blow up the luxury hotel.
"Police are on alert and an adequate number of police personnel have been deployed in the (Taj hotel) area," the official said.
Notably, the incident took place on a day the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi was attacked by terrorists. However, a different terror outfit had claimed responsibility for that attack.