Indian Hotels Company Limited, owners of the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai on Friday expressed "disappointment" over the UK High Court`s decision to allow a compensation claim to be heard in Britain, saying it was a "purely procedural" decision.
The first stop in US President Barack Obama`s India calendar is the famed Taj Mahal Palace and Towers, much of it reduced to a charred shell during the 26/11 terror attack and now meticulously rebuilt to outshine even its former glory.
A government-appointed probe panel set up after the 26/11 terror strikes has said that the lack of police presence outside the Taj Mahal and Oberoi hotels allowed heavily-armed Pakistani terrorists to walk in rather smoothly.
Investigators probing the role of David Headley in India have stumbled upon the evidence that a Pakistani woman stayed with the US terror suspect as his wife at Mumbai`s Taj hotel, a target of during the 26/11 attacks last year.
American terror suspect David Headley had also stayed at Oberoi besides the Taj--the two hotels attacked on 26/11-- before the Mumbai carnage reinforcing suspicion of his link with the audacious strike, according to investigators.
Four witnesses, including three
policemen, on Monday told the trial court that Taj Hotel was
ransacked during the 26/11 terror strikes by Laskhar-e-Toiba
(LeT) militants and several articles were found scattered on
US Secy of State Hillary
Clinton has said that by staying at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai,
targeted during 26/11 attacks, she wanted to send the message
that the US and India will work together to "stamp out"