‘No fake Mauritius ID cards found from Mumbai terrorists’

December 4th, 2008 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS  

United Nations, Dec 4 (IANS) Mauritius has said that no fake Mauritian identity cards or any other document was recovered from the terrorists who attacked India’s financial capital Mumbai, killing at least 183 people.The clarification issued Wednesday by the permanent mission of Mauritius to the UN comes in the wake of news reports coming out of India that fake Mauritius identity cards as well as debit and credit cards were recovered from the bags of the terrorists.

“The Indian authorities have informed us that all that has been found is the legitimate Mauritian identity card issued in the name of late Mr. Chaitalall Gunness, former CEO of the State Bank of Mauritius Ltd. This card was found in the lobby of the Taj hotel in Mumbai,” the press communiqué said.

Chaitalall was killed in the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel, which was among the 10 places attacked by the terrorists Nov 26.

“The Mauritian authorities have also been informed that no Mauritian identity card, credit or debit Card had been found in the bags of terrorists,” the statement added.

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