NSG Commando Lt Col RK Sharma who led a team to fight terrorists at Hotel Oberoi during the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai last year, failed to appear as a witness before a special court on Tuesday.
The Court, housed in high security central prison, received a communication from NSG Headquarters saying Lt Col Sharma was not fit to depose as he had been admitted to a hospital following high fever.
Judge M L Tahaliyani had issued summons to the NSG Commando asking him to throw light on how he had fought the terrorists and killed them.
"The Court will issue fresh summons to Lt Col Sharma after he recovers," said Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.
Altogether 650 NSG Commandos were engaged in operation to fight the terrorists at Hotel Taj, Hotel Oberoi and Nariman House on November 26 last year.
Meanwhile, the Judge hinted that he may summon few NSG Commandos who had handed over weapons collected from the terror sites to the police. He said the court would like to know how NSG got the weapons and in what manner did the terrorists put up a fight.