According to police, Jundal also admitted that he is an active operative of the terror outfit. "Though our case is that he is the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative and he actively participated in the 26/11 case, his admission to be a member of the terror outfit during our interrogation is very significant development for us," a senior police official said.
The 31-year-old terror suspect had claimed that the LeT has planned at least 10 more strikes across India in the next few years, the official added. "Jundal claimed he wanted to participate in all these attacks, though he is not aware of the targets," the official added. According to police, Jundal's first meeting with a LeT operative, whose name was not disclosed, happened in Tawa hotel in Aurangabad in 2005, after which, he participated in 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.
Apparently impressed by the ultra-conservative views of 'Ahl-e-Hadees', Jundal finally subscribed to the sect in 2003. Jundal was arrested in the 26/11 case on Jul 21 after he was brought here from Delhi, where he was apprehended in another case. The 26/11 key handler is also wanted in other cases in Maharashtra like the arms haul case, the 2010 German Bakery blast and the plan to attack Nashik Police Academy. However, his custody in these cases would take place after police questions him in the terror attack case.
Meanwhile, police said that while taking the voice samples of Jundal through audio spectrometer, the forensic experts would make him to talk in such a way that would enable them to capture his frequency and voice modulation. "It is not necessary for us to make Jundal repeat the same words used during the telephonic talks with attackers here at the time of the dastardly assault, in which, 166 people, including some foreigners, were killed," the official added.