One terrorist caught alive, confirms R.R. Patil


Mumbai : One of the terrorists who executed the siege at at least seven places in Mumbai has been caught alive, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister R.R. Patil confirmed Thursday.

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“One of the terrorists has been caught alive. He has been jointly interrogated by officials of the Research and Analysis (RAW) wing, intelligence officials and the police,” Patil told reporters.

He said they had not placed any ransom demands with the police or the administration, nor had any negotiation taken place.

“There have been 10-12 terrorists, of which five have been killed and one caught alive. They have been claimed to be at the Taj hotel and Chhatrapati Shivaji Termius railway station areas,” he said.

“We don’t know who is behind these terrorist attacks,” he added.

Patil clarified that no curfew had been declared in the city though some areas had been cordoned off and people asked not to venture out of their homes.

In the wake of the terrorist strike in Mumbai that began Wednesday night, the army and the navy have taken control of the Hotel Oberoi Trident.

At least 101 people have been killed and 250 injured as terrorists laid siege at seven places in Mumbai, targeting not just the Oberoi Trident but also the Taj hotel just across the road from the Gateway of India as well as hospitals and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (VT) railway station.