Mumbai, Nov 20: The Maharashtra Government shifted the platoon of State Reserve Police Force, which was guarding the Taj Hotel from the Gateway of India, after media reported about their living conditions.
The platoon of 30 SRPF jawans were guarding the Taj Mahal Palace and Towers, one of the targets of the terrorist on Nov 26, 2008 attack.
The platoon members lived, ate and slept there, read newspapers, washed and hanged their clothes there right opposite the hotel.
Last week's unseasonal rains forced the troopers to put up plastic sheets to shield themselves from the rainwater.
Embarrassed with criticism from various quarters, the government ordered shifting of the jawans from Gateway of India.
On Thursday, Nov 19, at around 7 pm some police vans arrived and picked them up, with all their belongings and luggage. They have been taken to an undisclosed location.