Television crew from Taiwan were shooting for travel show
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The six Taiwanese national who got caught in the fire at Jama Masjid on Sunday morning had come to India on a ten-day shoot of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur for Super Taste, a travel and cuisine show on TVBS Asia, a Taiwanese channel.
They landed in the Capital late on Saturday night from Kuala Lumpur and checked into Hotel Star Rocks in Safdarjung Development Area. They began their shoot at the Red Fort on Sunday morning, but were shot at minutes after their arrival at the nearby Jama Masjid.
Two men in the team, Ko Chiang (38) and Ku Ze Wei (35), were injured in the firing and rushed to Lok Nayak Hospital soon after the incident. Producer Tang Chien Tai told Taiwanese journalist Horng-ru of the Central News Agency that minutes after the team alighted from the bus, the assailants shot at them. The firing lasted over two minutes. "The producer said she had no idea why the team was attacked. Earlier, they had planned the trip till September 28 but now they said they will wait for their colleagues to recuperate and will leave as soon they are fit enough to travel back home," said Horng-ru.
The team was shooting for an episode called A Lady's Wondering Trip in India and planned to cover the Golden Triangle over 10 days. They were to leave Delhi after three days and travel to Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra. The team's tour was managed by Luxe India — a division of Le Passage to India Tours that provides customised tours — whose representative received them at the airport on Saturday night and was to guide them through the entire tour.
On Day 1 of their schedule, a combined shoot of Old and New Delhi was planned and the team was gearing up to climb the minaret of Jama Masjid for a panoramic view of Old Delhi, according to the detailed travel itinerary obtained from a team member.