Four Mumbai hotels get threat mail, sender claims to be Lashkar-e-Taiba member; nothing suspicious found during police check
Four high-end hotels in Mumbai on Wednesday received threat e-mail, with its sender claiming to be a member of the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)
Mumbai: Four high-end hotels in Mumbai on Wednesday received threat e-mail, with its sender claiming to be a member of the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a police official said.
Hotel Leela, Hotel Princess, Hotel Park and Hotel Ramada Inn received the threat mails, following which they were thoroughly checked. However, nothing suspicious was found during the check, the official said.
"After the police were told about the threat mails, security was beefed up at these hotels. The Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) checked the hotels, but nothing suspicious was found in them," the official said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operation) Pranay Ashok said, "The anti-sabotage check of these hotels was conducted in the presence of the local police. But nothing suspicious was found there."
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Shares in Hotel Leela Venture today rallied as much as 15 percent after the company sold its IT park building in Chennai to Reliance Industries for Rs 170 crore, a move that would help the hospitality group reduce its debt of over Rs 4,000 crore.
The Mumbai-based operator of luxury hotels has not made payments on its loan since late January. After three months without payment, lenders are required to classify loans as non-performing.
Hotel Leelaventure plans to raise about Rs 1,000 crore through a share sale to institutions by December to trim its debt pile.The firm had earlier planned to raise Rs 6,000 crore by selling stake to private equity players, but is now looking at QIP as the preferred mode.