The Indian army takes position outside Mumbai's Oberoi Hotel where at least 40 persons are held hostage.
But the situation at both the hotels is far from over...several grenade shots could be heard and the fire spreads from the old building to the new building of the Raj Mahal Hotel.
CNN IBN-7 a Hindi news channel showed a visual of a police Toyota Qualis being hijacked by the terrorists and they open fire at journalists near Metro cinema, injuring one.
Two terrorists have been killed at Girgaon Chowpatty after they tried to flee in a Skoda car. But two others escaped.
A Maharashtra Times photographer becomes the first to take a photograph of a terrorist near the Victoria station...a dark young man carrying an AK 47.
It is definitely a terrorists night out on Mumbai's streets while the country debated whether Raj Thackerey deserves a Z plus category security or not.
Even as I write this reporters say they are being warned about being attacked from the roof of the Taj as the encounter begins.