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Security tightened outside Mumbai’s Taj Hotel after receiving threat call

The threat calls were received from a person claiming to be a member of Pakistan-based terror outfit, Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh today said that he has had an elaborate discussion with state Director General of Police S.K. Jaiswal and Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh on the threat call received by the iconic Taj Hotel in Mumbai.

The Taj Hotel management received threat call in the backdrop of the terror attack on Karachi Stock Exchange, following which the Mumbai Police beefed up the security around Taj Hotel and Taj Lands End Hotel in suburban Bandra. The threat calls were received from a person claiming to be a member of Pakistan-based terror outfit, Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Police are on high after Monday’s Karachi Stock Exchange terror attack and as part of the enhanced anti-terror measures, security outside the hotels and other vital installations has been increased. Police are trying to ascertain from where were these calls were made.

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