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No Mauritius ID card recovered from terrorists: Mauritius

December 04, 2008 10:40 IST

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Refuting reports of a Mauritian identity card being recovered from one of the slain terrorists who attacked Mumbai, Mauritius has said the only document found bearing the country's stamp was of a bank official, who was killed in the terror siege.

The Mauritius Mission to the UN has said that no identity, credit or debit cards of Mauritius were found in the bags of terrorists who attacked Mumbai last week killing over 180 people.

"The Indian authorities have informed us that all that has been found is the legitimate Mauritian identity card issued in the name of late Chaitalall Gunness, former CEO of the State Bank of [Get Quote] Mauritius Ltd," the statement said.

The former bank official was unfortunately killed in the terror attacks in India's financial capital, it said.

The card, it said, was found in the lobby of the Taj Mahal Hotel [Images], which was among the places attacked by the terrorists.

Reports earlier said that one of the three terrorists killed in the Oberoi-Trident [Images] hotel carried a Mauritius identity card.




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