MUMBAI (AFP) - Indian security officials have handed control of Mumbai's landmark Taj Mahal Hotel back to its owners, the company said Monday. The majestic seafront hotel was the scene of three nights of fierce fighting between Indian commandos and militants who seized the building in a daring raid Wednesday, part of a spate of attacks across the city that killed 195. "In the early hours of December 1, the security authorities handed control of the Taj Mahal and Towers back to the Taj Group," a statement read. Sporadic fires broke out throughout the 565-room hotel as the heavily-armed extremists fought gun and grenade battles and terrified guests hid from the firing in their rooms or elsewhere in the building. The Taj Group said parts of the luxury hotel were still inaccessible because of the ongoing investigation or because of safety concerns but an initial survey was taking place. Specialist structural surveys will go ahead after the risk assessment, they added. "With immediate effect, the building has being placed under as tight a seal as possible until a full risk assessment has been completed. "Access to the hotel buildings is only being given to a limited number of specialist personnel. "This is due to the need to remove all potential sources of risk arising from the attack." Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces are part of the Tata Group, whose chairman, Ratan Tata, has pledged to "rebuild and restore every inch of the hotel to its original glory". Tata's great-grandfather, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, commissioned the Taj Hotel, which opened in 1903.