The National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) Mumbai office on Thursday received an email threatening that a person would carry out a terror attack in the financial capital.
The email claimed that a person linked to the Taliban would carry out the attack in Mumbai, as reported by PTI.
Following the threat, the city police and the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) were alerted.
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 carry out an attack in the city.
The IP (internet protocol) address of the sender has been traced to Pakistan, said a police official.
An investigation into the matter has been launched. However, police suspect it might be a mischief, as such emails were sent to the probe agency earlier as well.
The federal agency got a similar email last month. The police conducted a probe and did not find any substance in it, PTI reported.