A special team policeman walks outside the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai on Tuesday. AFP
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Two Taj hotels in south Mumbai received calls threatening a terror attack similar to the 26/11 attacks, according to a report by an Indian TV channel.
The Taj Mahal Palace in Colaba and the Taj Lands End in Bandra received the calls on their landlines. Police are in the process of identifying the caller, the report said.
Police personnel stand guard near the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai on Tuesday. Punit Paranjpe/AFP
Security has been tightened around the famed Taj Mahal Palace hotel near Gateway of India, official sources said on Tuesday.
According to IANS, a threat call was received by the hotel around 12.30am after which the Mumbai Police was informed, the sources said, adding that the call was purportedly made from Karachi in Pakistan and the caller threatened to blow up the hotel with bombs.
Further investigations are under way.
The hotel was the prime target during the November 26, 2008 terror strikes in Mumbai.