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Abu Jundal too talkative for the interrogators

June 27, 2012 20:19 IST

Apart from being a top ranking terrorist in the Lashkar-e-Tayiba circles, Abu Jundal is giving investigators a tough time with the speed at which he talks. Investigators say that he speaks so fast and continuously that they are finding it difficult to grasp what he says.

The alleged '26/11 handler' was arrested at New Delhi airport on Thursday, and is believed to be a big catch.

Ever since the time he has been brought in for questioning, he has not stopped talking. He is very forthcoming with his answers and very often he has been speaking his mind out about his deeds.

Finally the investigators, who were unable to catch up with him, handed over some 30 sheets of paper and asked him to write down everything that he had spoken. Jundal readily agreed to write down everything.

For the investigators this is a blessing in disguise as they would find this to be a valid document before the court. It would help them corroborate the evidence with the written statements that he has given to the police.

However, his talkative nature is not something that the investigators would get carried away by.

"The truth ultimately may be just 30 per cent, and that is what we need to build our case on," a source acquainted with the interrogation says.

"He is no ordinary criminal and does master the art of deception. When he is asked to tell his story he does tend to divert us, but we have tried our best to ensure that he answers questions to the point," the source adds.

While he has been forthcoming about his role in the 26/11 attacks, he is however sketchy regarding certain specific names connected with the inner circle in the Pakistani establishment connected with the attacks.

"However it would need many more days of questioning before a complete picture emerges, another investigator informs.

Image: Abu Jindal -- then and now

Vicky Nanjappa