MP recalls night of horror in Mumbai’s Taj hotelNovember 27th, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) It was a night without end for Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MP N.N. Krishnadas who was having dinner at the Taj hotel in Mumbai when masked militants barged in.The Lok Sabha MP from Kerala, who was rescued by commandoes Thursday morning, lived to tell his tale of horror following Mumbai’s worst terror attack.
“I was having dinner with some of my colleagues when two masked militants barged into the restaurant. They fired indiscriminately, I saw three people being shot. The terrorists left the room soon after that,” Krishnadas told IANS over the phone from Mumbai.
Recalling the nightmare at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel, one of Mumbai’s most identifiable landmarks and one of the seven places attacked by terrorists Wednesday night, he said: “The hotel staff rushed us into another room after the terroists moved out of the restaurant.”
“We stayed there through the night. In the morning, commandos rescued us,” he said.
At least 87 people were killed and more than 250 injured as armed terrorists took over seven places in India’s financial capital.