Mumbai, July 1 -- The Mumbai police have increased security outside Hotel Taj Mahal Palace and Towers in Colaba and Hotel Taj Lands End (Bandra) after a caller, who identified himself as a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative from Pakistan, made two phone calls threatening attacks on Monday night. The iconic hotel in Colaba was targeted during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. The calls were made on the day the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi was attacked by four terrorists. The attack left four security personnel dead.

A police officer, requesting anonymity, confirmed the threat calls and additional deployment of security personnel at both hotels. Apart from quick-reaction teams, counter-terrorism units have also been stationed as per requirements ...