2 terrorists were guests, two had joined as staff at the Taj
(Ed: Don’t know how they managed to secure jobs just two days before?!)
Investigators have learnt that two of the six terrorists that carried out the attack on Taj Mahal Hotel on Wednesday night, were staying as guests in the hotel and had occupied rooms on the sixth floor.
Senior police officials revealed that while the duo posed as guests another two had taken up jobs as housekeeping staff in the hotel, two days before the attack. Together, the four terrorists had conducted a detailed survey of all the entry and exit points of the hotel 48 hours before carrying out the ghastly attack.
Once the survey was done, the stage was set for the remaining two terrorists armed with AK-47s and grenades to storm the hotel. The armed men barged into the main lobby of the hotel and began firing indiscriminately. The other four, who were already inside the hotel, took charge of the situation and carried out the mayhem that continued for over 24 hours, said the officer.
“I had seen the men in the hotel earlier. Two had recently taken up jobs in the housekeeping section, and the other two were guests,” said a chef at the hotel.
The housekeeping recruitment agency has now come under the scanner. Investiga-tors suspect that the details furnished at the time of selection may have been fabricated. “Even the details in the guest registration counter might be fictitious,” revealed an officer.
When contacted the Taj spokesperson was not available for comment.