Mumbai: Mumbai Police has stepped up security in two Taj Hotels in Colaba and Bandra (West) after a caller, who identified as a member of Lashkar e-Taiba (LeT) from Pakistan, threatened the hotel authorities in a phone call at around 12:30 am on June 30.
The phone call was made soon after four security personnel of Pakistan Stock Exchange were killed by terrorists in Karachi.
According to reports, police has beefed up security in the two hotels following the threat calls from LeT operatives in Pakistan.
Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) and counter-terrorism units have also been deployed at both the hotels following the phone calls.
According to police, the caller threatened to blow up both the hotels in the same manner as the previous terrorist attack on November 26, 2008 where nine LeT terrorists attacked Taj for almost 60 hours and killed many tourists, guests and hotel employees.
The source of the phone calls are being further investigated by a team of cyber cell officials of Mumbai Police.
Police has also stepped up security in the city following the threat calls and have increased police presence in vital installations around Mumbai.