Delhi court issues production warrant for Abu Jundal

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New Delhi, Sept 26: The Delhi Police has been asked to produce key 26/11 handler Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal in a court here on Sept 28. This is in connection with a chargesheet filed against him on Sept 20. Jundal is now in the custody of the Mumbai Police's Anti-Terrorism Squad.

Taking cognisance of the chargesheet that was filed by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Prakash today issued a production warrant in the name of Jundal.

He has been charged with teaching "Hindi and other local languages spoken in Mumbai to the 10 terrorists who perpetrated the Mumbai attacks". Other charges include involvement in conspiracy, committing forgery and possessing counterfeit currency notes. Cases have also been registered against him under the Explosive Substances Act, Passport and Arms acts.

The Delhi Police said that Jundal was present in a Karachi control room along with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafeez Saeed, the terror outfit's operational commander Zaki-Ur Rehman Lakhvi and ISI's Major Iqbal when 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab and his nine accomplices held Mumbai to ransom in the last week of Nov 2008.

The LeT had selected 12 terrorists in all for the Mumbai attacks, but two of them backed out due to some reason. Others killed a total of 166 persons including several foreigners in just three days.

Before setting off in a boat from Karachi, the terrorists were given training in the use of navigational instruments and mobile phones. Jundal guided them how to pass off as Indians in Mumbai. The group was also supplied with detailed maps of India's financial capital.

Jundal is wanted by investigators who are probing as many as ten terror cases, the Delhi Police informed the court. As per the chargesheet, "Jundal disclosed that he is a member of the LeT and knew all leaders of the Indian Mujahideen."

Saudi Arabia deported him and he was arrested here on Jun 21 after a Pakistani terrorist named Mohammed Adil confessed that Jundal had motivated him for jihad.

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