INDIA. Mumbai: Several cities in Maharashtra have been put on high alert following an e-mail received by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), from an unidentified person posing as a “member of the Taliban” threatening to carry out a terrorist attack in Mumbai.
The Mumbai Police source said that NIA apprised them after the national agency received the email on Thursday. The person who sent the threat mail described himself as a Talibani and said that there would be a terror attack in Mumbai.
According to the police, the email address used to send the threat message had “CIA” in it, and the sender claimed that a person having links with the Taliban would attack the city. The IP (internet protocol) address of the sender has been traced to Pakistan.
Although the police suspect it might be mischief, the Mumbai Police and the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), have launched an investigation into the matter.
The police had also received similar messages earlier. The Dhirubhai Ambani International School, located in BKC in north-west Mumbai, received a threat call last month from an unknown caller who threatened to blow up the school.
In October 2022, a suspicious call was received informing of bombs planted at Infinity Mall Andheri, PVR Mall Juhu, and Sahara Hotel Airport in North West Mumbai.
Salim Qureshi, also known as “Salim Fruit,” was a member of the Dawood Ibrahim gang. In August 2022, the NIA arrested him for helping the gang do terrorist things in Mumbai. He was a close associate of wanted gangster Chhota Shakeel. Qureshi was instrumental in extorting huge amounts of money in Shakeel’s name from property dealings to raise funds for the terrorist activities of D Company.
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