Mumbai police gets threat texts of ’26/11-style’ attacks

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Mumbai police’s traffic wing has received several text messages on its helpline number, threatening that a “26/11-like” attack will be carried out in the city by six persons and “preparations are on to blow up” the metropolis, quoting an official Press Trust of Indai (PTI) reported.

The police said that prima facie the number from which the messages were sent is from outside the country.

“Text messages were received on the WhatsApp number of the Mumbai traffic police’s helpline operated from its control room located at Worli around 11 pm on Friday,” the official said.

“In the series of messages, the sender threatened about carrying out a 26/11-like attack,” he said, as per the report.

“While one message says that six people will execute the attack, another mentions that preparations are on to blow up Mumbai, which will bring back the memories of the 26/11 attack,” the official said.

The city police’s crime branch has initiated an investigation into it, he added.

Meanwhile, speaking to reporters at the airport in Nagpur city, the Leader of Opposition in the state Legislative Assembly, Ajit Pawar, on Saturday said that the threat messages received by Mumbai police should be taken seriously and central agencies should also look into it. (PTI)

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