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Chargesheet filed against 26/11 handler Abu Jundal

September 26, 2012 18:56 IST

The Delhi Police has filed a chargesheet against the key handler of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Abu Jundal, accusing him of being involved in terror activities across India to avenge atrocities against Muslims, particularly those committed during 2002 Gujarat riots.

The chargesheet filed by the Special Cell in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Prakash, also said that Jundal disclosed that he along with LeT chief Zaki-ur-Rehman alias Lakhvi, monitored the 26/11 attacks from a control room set up in Malir in Karachi, Pakistan.

The chargesheet said after being apprehended from the IGI airport on June 21, Jundal during questioning admitted to his involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

Delhi police said this is in a supplementary chargesheet in the Jama Masjid blast case in which 11 alleged members of militant outfit Indian Mujahideen were charge-sheeted earlier.

The investigators said during the probe it became evident that 30-year-old Jundal was also involved in the Jama Masjid blast case.

In the charge sheet, police said that Jundal has also stated that he entered into terror activities to avenge the atrocities suffered by Muslims in India particularly during the 2002 riots that followed after the Godhra train carnage.

Jundal said 10 persons had left for Mumbai in September 2008 as well but the boat in which they were travelling broke down and they returned to Karachi and stayed at Kaiyadabad area.

The chargesheet also names as suspect Fasih Mohammad, accused of involvement in conspiracy of bomb blasts in Bangalore and Delhi.

Fasih, who hails from Darbhanga district in Bihar, is presently in detention in Saudi Arabia.

Besides him, the charge sheet names Iqbal and Riyaz Bhatkal and 17 others as suspects.

The charge sheet said Jundal stated that one of the LeT operatives, Asim alias Abu Kahajo, the main handler of 10 terrorists involved in Mumbai terror attack, blamed failure of intended operation in September 2008 on selection of wrong time and the bad situation of Moon.

On November 23, 2008, the ten terrorists again left for Mumbai in a boat named "Al Hussainy" driven by one Dara, who returned to Karachi after dropping them at Mumbai.

"All ten persons involved in the 26/11 attack were taught Hindi and Mumbai's local language for ten days at terrorist camp at Baitul, Muzafaraad by Jundal, who is himself a native of beed in Maharashtra.

The ten terrorists who had executed the attack are Abu Akasha, Abu Umar, Ismail, Ajmal Kasab (lone surviving 26/11 terrorist), Abdul Rahman Big, Abdul Rahman Small, Abu Fahadulla, Musab, Umer and Ali.

In his disclosure statement annexed with the chargesheet, Jundal alias Zabi has said that a control room was set up by Zaki-ur-Rehman at one Yaqoob's office in Karachi for monitoring of the terror attack and that Jundal himself was speaking to Abu Akasha and Fahadulla from the control room.

Besides Jundal and Lakhvi, those who were present in the control room were Abu Alkama, Abu Kahaja, Khalida alias Wasi, Zarar and Shahid alias Nadeem.

The charge sheet also says that Jundal had in his disclosure statement revealed that a total of 12 persons had received training for the 26/11 attack but two of them -- Abdulla and Qasim left the operation.

The police has booked Jundal under section 471 (using as genuine a forged document), 489 B (using as genuine, forged or counterfeit currency), 489 C (possessing counterfeit currency) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code.

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