According to sources, Mumbai Traffic Police has got multiple messages threatening “26/11-type” attacks. The police helpline received these messages on Saturday on the WhatsApp number.
Mumbai Crime Branch has already started a probe into the incident. In the initial investigation, it is found that messages are received from an international number. Officials said that “Text messages were received on the WhatsApp number of the Mumbai police’s traffic helpline operated from the control room located at Worli in central Mumbai around 11 pm on Friday. In the series of messages, the sender has threatened about a 26/11-type attack”.
“26/11” attack was one of the horrible acts of terrorism where multiple terrorists attacked Mumbai on 26th November 2008. This attack involved 10 terrorists from Lashkar-e-Taiba, a terrorist organization basically from Pakistan. In total, 12 shootings and bombings were carried out by terrorists over a period of four days. More than 300 people were injured, including terrorists, and around 175 people lost their lives.
These attacks happened at the Leopold Cafe, the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Palace, the Cama Hospital, the Nariman House, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Metro Cinema, and near the Times of India building and St. Xavier’s College. Mumbai police and forces cleared all locations by 28 November except the Taj Hotel. National Security Guards (NSG) took command to clear Taj Hotel and carried out Operation Black Tornado to eliminate all terrorists left on 29th November.
The only terrorist who was captured alive was Ajmal Amir Kasab. Attempting to disarm Kasab led to the death of Tukaram Omble, a police officer. After multiple trials, Kasab’s mercy petition was rejected by the President of India on 5 November and he was later hanged at Pune’s Yerwada jail on 21 November.
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