Mumbai Traffic Police’s control room received several text messages on the WhatsApp number of its helpline, threatening a “26/11-type” attack
According to news agency PTI, an official on Saturday said that the number from which the messages have been sent, prima facie, is from outside the country.
“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,” the official said.
“In the series of messages, the sender has threatened about a 26/11-type attack,” he informed, adding that the city crime branch has initiated an investigation into it.
News agency reported a Mumbai police source as informing that the message sent to the WhatsApp number was from a Pakistan-based phone number. The threat message states that 6 people will execute the plan in India, the source told.
26/11 attacks are one of the most horrific terrorist attacks in the country’s history wherein 166 people were killed and over 300 injured as 10 heavily-armed terrorists from Pakistan created mayhem in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.
Meanwhile, more details pertaining to the threat messages are awaited.