Nov 29, 2008

India - Taj;No indications of staff involved in terror attack

MUMBAI: Amid reports that one of the terrorists worked as a chef in its hotel, Tata-owned Taj Group said there was no indication that any of its
employees was involved in the attack.

"We are extending our full cooperation to the investigating authorities. We have had no indications from them that any employee or contractual staff of the hotel have been involved as part of this terrorist attack as is being reported by some media outlets," The Indian Hotels Company Ltd CEO and Managing Director Raymond Bickson said in a statement.

There have been reports that one of the terrorists involved in the attack had worked as chef in the hotel for the last 10 months.

Bickson, along with Vice-Chairman of the company Krishna Kumar, accompanied group Chairman Ratan Tata to the devastated heritage hotel, immediately after the commandos gunned downed three terrorists, who were holed up in the hotel since Wednesday.

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