[100] In November 2009, Pakistani authorities charged seven men they had arrested earlier, of planning and executing the assault.[14]. An Indian man (C) feeds pigeons outside the Taj Mahal Palace hotel on the second anniversary of the November 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai on November 26, 2010. In addition, many Indian bloggers offered live textual coverage of the attacks. On November 26, 2008, 10 terrorists of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) carried out a series of attacks in [41] On 11 July 2006, seven bombs exploded within 11 minutes on the Suburban Railway in Mumbai,[42] killing 209 people, including 22 foreigners[43][44][45] and more than 700 injured. [235] A map of the attacks was set up by a web journalist using Google Maps. Kasab's trial was delayed due to legal issues, as many Indian lawyers were unwilling to represent him. Friends and kin of those trapped inside stood in the bylanes waiting to hear about their loved ones, hoping they would be rescued. Es liegt im Stadtteil Colaba nahe dem Gateway of India und gehört zum Unternehmen Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces. [17] There was also an explosion at Mazagaon, in Mumbai's port area, and in a taxi at Vile Parle. [115] Meanwhile, journalists in Pakistan said security agencies were preventing them from interviewing people from Kasab's village. [71][76] Also caught up in the shooting were the President of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, while checking in at the Oberoi Trident,[76] and Indian MP N. N. Krishnadas of Kerala and Gulam Noon while having dinner at a restaurant in the Taj Hotel. [231] The NSG commandos based in Delhi also met criticism for taking ten hours to reach the three sites under attack. Indian authorities said the prosecution stopped well short of top Lashkar leaders. 9:43 pm: The other two terrorists, Shoib and Umer, entered through the La-Pat door of the Palace and started shooting down guests in the poolside area. 6:00 am: The police stepped back as the NSG takes over operation at the Oberoi. On 10 June 2011, Tahawwur Rana was acquitted of plotting the 2008 Mumbai attacks, but was held guilty on two other charges. Police in Pakistan arrested seven people, including Hammad Amin Sadiq, a homoeopathic pharmacist, who arranged bank accounts and secured supplies. [266][267], The Siege: The Attack on the Taj is a non-fiction book by Cathy Scott-Clerk and Adrian Levy. NSG Commando Sergeant Gajender Singh Bisht, who was part of the team that fast-roped onto Nariman House, died after a long battle in which both perpetrators were also killed. [27][109], Under US and UN pressure, Pakistan arrested a few members of Jamaat ud-Dawa and briefly put its founder under house arrest, but he was found to be free a few days later. [59][60] The two gunmen fled the scene and fired at pedestrians and police officers in the streets, killing eight police officers. [124] The attackers stayed and were trained by the Lashkar-e-Taiba in a safehouse at Azizabad near Karachi before boarding a small boat for Mumbai. Knowing that they were outgunned against the heavily armed terrorists, the police officers at the station, instead of confronting the terrorists, decided to switch off the lights and secure the gates. Es gehört zu den Leading Hotels of the World. The stench of decomposed bodies was unbearable. [112][113] In addition, Indian government officials said that the attacks were so sophisticated that they must have had official backing from Pakistani "agencies", an accusation denied by Pakistan. The first group was out safely. All but two of the suspects, many of whom are identified only through aliases, are Pakistani. Pakistan moved troops towards the border with India voicing concerns about the Indian government's possible plans to launch attacks on Pakistani soil if it did not co-operate. Further, bureaucratic failures had led to the security forces being able to enter the building only in the evening. The second group was spotted by the terrorists while they were making an exit. [156][157] They had Red Corner Notices issued against them by Interpol for their suspected involvement and it was issued after the last year's strikes.[158]. [218] The government strengthened anti-terror laws with UAPA 2008, and the federal National Investigation Agency was formed. For the first time, the bubble of comfort that sheltered the propertied and elite in India was shattered. [197] The bodies of many of the dead hostages showed signs of torture or disfigurement. The Oberoi-Trident is the other icon of luxury and opulence in Mumbai that came under the deadly saws of the 26/11 attacks. [101] Two more suspects arrested in the United States in October 2009 for other attacks were also found to have been involved in planning the Mumbai attacks. Kasab was convicted of all 86 charges on 3 May 2010. Mumbai terrorist attacks of 2008, multiple terrorist attacks that occurred on November 26–29, 2008, in Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India. The Pradhan Inquiry Commission, appointed by the Maharashtra government, produced a report that was tabled before the legislative assembly more than a year after the events. On 29 November, India's National Security Guards (NSG) conducted Operation Black Tornado to flush out the remaining attackers; it culminated in the death of the last remaining attackers at the Taj Hotel and ended the attacks. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) was attacked by two gunmen, Ismail Khan and Ajmal Kasab. There were explosions at Mazagaon and in a taxi at Vile Parle too. [252] On 17 July 2012, the court refused to take the findings of the Pakistani judicial commission as part of the evidence. 26/11 was a watershed moment for India after which its outlook towards terrorism changed forever. However, the defence lawyers were barred from cross-examining the four prosecution witnesses in the case including Ajmal Kasab. [222] However, Interpol secretary general Ronald Noble said that Indian intelligence agencies did not share any information with Interpol.[223]. The terrorists then charged upstairs with gunshots ringing in the air. It is an account of the 2008 attacks on The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India, during the night of 26 November 2008. [149] Similarly, early reports of 12 gunmen[150] were also later shown to be incorrect. [26] The Government of India stated that the attackers came from Pakistan, and their controllers were in Pakistan. [139], The attackers used a satellite phone and cell phones to talk to each other as well as their handlers that were based in Pakistan. [73][74] Another British Conservative MEP, Syed Kamall, reported that he along with several other MEPs left the hotel and went to a nearby restaurant shortly before the attack. [224], Indians criticised their political leaders after the attacks, saying that their ineptness was partly responsible. [33], There had been many terrorist attacks in Mumbai since the 13 coordinated bomb explosions that killed 257 people and injured 700 on 12 March 1993. Joint commissioner of Mumbai police Vishwas Nangre Patil on Thursday said that police had received general alert prior to the 26/11 attack that the iconic Taj Mahal hotel and six other places in Mumbai could be targeted by terrorists. [138] Later, the police arrested two Indian suspects, Mikhtar Ahmad, who is from Srinagar in Kashmir, and Tausif Rehman, a resident of Kolkata. Injuries on some of the bodies indicated that they may have been tortured. [98], The Mumbai attacks were planned and directed by Lashkar-e-Taiba militants inside Pakistan, and carried out by 10 young armed men trained and sent to Mumbai and directed from inside Pakistan via mobile phones and VoIP. His plea that he not be extradited to India, Pakistan or Denmark was accepted. However, the CTD did not reveal the place of his arrest. The panel rejected arguments that Kasab was denied a free and fair trial. 14: 53- 15:59 pm: Ten grenade explosions reported to have taken place within the premises. After murdering the captain, the attackers entered Mumbai on a rubber dinghy. [168][169][170], A number of suspects were also arrested on false charges. [232][233], International reaction for the attacks was widespread, with many countries and international organisations condemning the attacks and expressing their condolences to the civilian victims. After a long battle, one NSG commando, Sergeant Gajender Singh Bisht, and both perpetrators were killed. [22][23] Ajmal Kasab,[24] the sole surviving attacker, disclosed that the attackers were members of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba,[25] among others. CNN initially reported on the morning of 27 November 2008 that the hostage situation at the Taj Hotel had been resolved and quoted the police chief of Maharashtra stating that all hostages were freed;[44] however, it was learned later that day that there were still two attackers holding hostages, including foreigners, in the Taj Hotel. The court had accepted his plea, but due to the lack of completeness within his admittance, the judge had deemed that many of the 86 charges were not addressed and therefore the trial continued. November 2008 vor der Küste von Jakhau, etwa 582 Seemeilen von Mumbai entfernt, den indischen They supplied the SIM cards, one in Calcutta, and the other in New Delhi. [63] A gun battle then ensued in which Khan was killed and Kasab was wounded. [38] On 13 March 2003, a day after the 10th anniversary of the 1993 Bombay bombings, a bomb exploded in a train compartment near the Mulund station, killing 10 people and injuring 70. Indian chef Hemant Oberoi, who helped rescue dozens of people during the 2008 However, the Rabbi, his wife and five of the hostages were found dead. While the NSG and medical teams sanitised the building after complete evacuation, the fire department was still dousing the last fires in the building. Part of the training was reported to have taken place on the Mangla Dam reservoir in Pakistan.[51]. [250][251] On the eve of the first anniversary of 26/11, a Pakistani anti-terror court formally charged seven accused, including LeT operations commander Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi. [234], Media coverage highlighted the use of social media and social networking tools, including Twitter and Flickr, in spreading information about the attacks. The two hotels being interconnected, consist of 800 rooms between them. [citation needed]. 1:00 pm: Firing at intervals and grenade explosions continued through the day. 1:00 am: The central dome of the hotel was bombed and there was a massive fire in the building. [21], Pakistan condemned the attacks. [28][29] On 9 April 2015, the foremost ringleader of the attacks, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, was released on bail and disappeared;[30] he was arrested again in Lahore on January 2, 2021. It also planned to create an anti-terror force called "Force One" and upgrade all the weapons that Mumbai police currently have. [258], David Headley pleaded guilty to 12 counts related to the attacks, including conspiracy to commit murder in India and aiding and abetting in the murder of six Americans. 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