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NIA chargesheets Abu Jundal

April 05, 2013 00:00 IST

Abu Jundal, a suspected terrorist of the banned Lashker-e-Tayiba and one of the masterminds of Mumbai terror attack, has been chargesheeted by the National Investigation Agency which accused him of making recruitment for the Pakistan-based terror outfit.

The NIA on Thursday submitted its chargesheet before a designated court in Patiala house against Jundal, whose actual name is Sayed Zabiuddin, under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

In its chargesheet, the NIA has alleged that Jundal during 2011 and 2012 had made "deliberate attempts for recruiting different persons through internet for joining Lashker-e-Tayiba terror organisation and carry out terror activities in India."

"He (Jundal) had also attempted to send monetary support for the purpose of motivating accused persons earlier charged with cases of terrorism in Maharashtra," it added.

Jundal was deported by Saudi Arabia last year in June.

Jundal, a prize catch in the 26/11 terror case, picked up his first lessons in terrorism when LeT terrorist Mohammed Aslam alias Aslam Kashmiri arranged for his arms training in Nepal in 2004.

Claiming to be indoctrinated after the post-Godhra riots in Gujarat in 2002, 30-year-old Jundal told interrogators that he was introduced to 'jehad' by Kashmiri, a resident of Hasplote in Thanamandi of Rajouri in Jammu region.

Zabiuddin, a resident of Beed in Maharashtra, along with four people left for Nepal where they received training in arms and manufacturing of Improvised Explosive Devices.

Jundal had told the police that he had taught Hindi to the 10 LeT terrorists who carried out attack on Mumbai in November 2008 in which 166 people were killed.

He had allegedly issued instructions during the attack to two terrorists holed up inside Nariman House, a Jewish outreach centre, from a control room set up in Karachi and his voice had been intercepted by the intelligence agencies.

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