Mumbai police probing “26/11 type attack” after a threat received via phone from Pakistan

The message warned the Mumbai police to not try to trace the location of the number or they would carry out an attack on the Mumbai police.

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The Mumbai Police traffic received a threat message from a Pakistani number warning of a 26/11 type attack in the financial capital of the country.

The message said that it would remind the city’s citizens of the 26/11 terror attacks carried out by 10 Pakistani terrorists that killed over 100 people across the city.

The message warned the Mumbai police to not try to trace the location of the number or they would carry out an attack on the Mumbai police.

 

screenshot 1 of the threat
screenshot 2 of the threat
screenshot 3 of the threat
screenshot 4 of the threat (image sources India TV)

Mumbai Police and other investigative agencies are investigating the case.

Former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ajit Pawar of the Nationalist Congress Party told the state government today to take the threat seriously and probe the issue.

This comes two days after an abandoned boat was found near the Harihareshwar beach on 18th August in the Raigad district somewhere around 200km from Mumbai. The boat contained 3 AK-56 rifles along with several rounds of ammunition.

However, Devendra Fadnavis had stated that there was no terror angle involved, did not rule out the possibility and put the state on high alert and set up checkpoints across Raigad District to track down a potential threat.