Mumbai, Nov.28 : There was a last minute drama at 7' o clock here after National Security Guard officials denied that the operation to flush out terrorists at Nariman House was over.
Thousands of people prematurely started cheering for the security officials for successfully completing the Nariman House operation after watching some security personnel making victory gestures.
Slogans like "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and "Indian Army Zindabad" reverberated in the air, but the mood of excitement and happiness quickly dampened when a loudspeaker was used to announce that the operation was still on.
"The operation in more or less over, but not completely over, said J.K.Dutt, the National Security Guards Director General later through a mega phone from inside a fire brigade vehicle while appealing the gathered crowds to stay away from the place.
"The Nariman House operation is still on. Our commandos and NSG commandos are still in gun-fire. The operation continues. Security forces are going from floor to floor. Off an on there is firing," Mumbai Police Commissioner Hassan Gafoor told NDTV.
"At Taj, one terrorist is lobbying grenades at us," he added.
Meanwhile, the commando operation at the Nariman House was still ongoing when last reports came in at 7.50 p.m.