India has repeated its assertion that Jundal's information establishes that the 26/11 attacks were made possible because of some state support in Pakistan. "Abu Jundal is an Indian, he was perhaps radicalized in India, I admit that. Equally, Pakistan should admit that Jundal did go to Pakistan and was in the control room as one of the masterminds of the (26/11) attacks," said Home Minister P Chidambaram today. "Jundal had found a safe haven in Pakistan," he added.
During 26/11, Jundal says, the Lashkar base camp was at Muzzaffarabad. He says after 26/11, this headquarter was moved to Dulai near Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
During 26/11, Jundal has said, a control room was set up in Karachi near the international airport. Jundal has used Google maps to show interrogators the exact location of the "control room". Jundal was stationed here for the first 24 hours of the terror attack in Mumbai. "Such a control room could not have been set up without state support," said Home Minister P Chidambaram today.
After 26/11, as India pressured Pakistan to take action against those involved, Jundal was moved to Rawalpindi from Karachi.
Jundal has told interrogators that after Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was arrested by Pakistan for 26/11, another handler named Muzameel took charge of the Lashkar. He asked Jindal to recruit young, poor Muslims from India. The plan was to move them to Saudi Arabia, and send them from there for training to Pakistan, before deploying them to India to launch terror attacks.
Jundal has said he set up nine Facebook accounts while in Saudi Arabia in his own name (Zabiuddin Ansari; Abu Jundal was one of 10 aliases he used) to recruit young men for the Lashkar-e-Taiba. (Read)
Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that "such criminals can't be Pakistanis with fake passports." He also said that no Pakistani passport was issued to Abu Jundal and that Pakistan expects to receive a copy of Jundal's statement.
India also points to the fact that after Jundal escaped from India in 2006 to Bangladesh, he was able to enter Pakistan without any travel papers.
Jundal belongs to the Beed district in Maharashtra.
Jundal is also wanted as a co-accused in the German Bakery blast in 2010 in Pune, in which 17 people were killed.
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