New Delhi, July 29: "I have a certificate in Human Rights." This was the last defence taken by Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, the Lashkar-e-Taiba operative who was on Thursday convicted in the Aurangabad arms hauls case.
Jundal was called by the judge to give out his defence before the sentence could be handed over to him.
In his defence, apart from speaking about his good conduct while alleging torture, he told the judge, "I have done a course in Human Rights and also took an examination to complete my MA in sociology."
A course in human rights
Jundal apart from speaking about his Human Rights course also narrated about his good conduct. "I have always cooperated with the court, never misbehaved and despite this I was ill-treated," he says. He further spoke about being kept in solitary confinement in a dark room.
Jundal who was convicted for his role in the Aurangabad arms haul case, is said to have plotted the assassination of Narendra Modi.
However, when the ATS intercepted the cars carrying the arms at Aurangabad, Jundal managed to escape. He left for Bangladesh and then to Pakistan where he joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba.
During the 26/11 Mumbai attack, it was established that Jundal had imparted Hindi tuitions to the ten terrorists. He was also the one giving out commands from the control room in Karachi to the terrorists in Mumbai.