This Article is From Sep 26, 2012

Abu Jundal taught Hindi to 26/11 terrorists, says Delhi Police in chargesheet

Abu Jundal taught Hindi to 26/11 terrorists, says Delhi Police in chargesheet
New Delhi: The Delhi Police has charged 26/11 accused terrorist Abu Jundal of teaching "Hindi and other local languages spoken in Mumbai to the 10 terrorists who perpetrated the Mumbai attacks". Police has also said that Jundal along with Lashkar chief Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi and other accused were present in the Pakistan-based "control room", monitoring the three-day-long terror attack that claimed 166 lives.

Police say that Jundal's conviction in court will nail Pakistan's involvement in the planning and execution of the 26/11 terror attack. Investigators say that Jundal has told them he trained and motivated the 10 terrorists who took a boat from Pakistan to Mumbai to execute the attack. Only one of them, Ajmal Kasab, was caught alive and he has been given the death sentence after trial.

The chargesheet says that during interrogation, Jundal disclosed that he is a member of the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and knew all leaders of Indian Mujahiddin and motivated some members for jihad. Jundal has also been charged with having a forged passport, fake Indian currency and criminal conspiracy.

The chargesheet was filed on September 20 before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Delhi. On the basis of this, a warrant to produce him in a Delhi court on September 28 has been issued. He is currently with the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Mumbai Police.   

Jundal was deported from Saudi Arabia where he was hiding in June and was arrested upon his arrival at the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi. He was one of India's most-wanted and is also linked to the Aurangabad arms haul case of 2006, in which Maharashtra ATS recovered 43 kg of the explosive RDX. But police didn't know till Jundal's arrest in Delhi that Jundal was the same man -- Syed Zabiuddin Ansari -- that they were looking for. Jundal had escaped from India after the Aurangabad incident and was a key member of terror group LeT. Police say that he has confessed to the Aurangabad case as well.