Aurangabad arms case: Weapons to eliminate Modi came from Pakistan
New Delhi, July 29: The arms and ammunition seized during the 2006 Aurangabad case were sourced from Pakistan, a Special MCOCA court delivering its verdict had said on Thursday. The court which was hearing the Aurangabad arms haul case held 12 persons including Abu Jundal, the Lashkar-e-Taiba operative guilty.
While the court had on Thursday held that the entire conspiracy was hatched to eliminate Narendra Modi, who was then the Chief Minister of Gujarat, the judge also accepted the prosecution's view that the weapons were procured from Pakistan.
Weapons were procured from Pakistan
The prosecution had submitted that the weapons seized during the raid at Aurangabad were procured from Pakistan. The entire plot was being hatched to eliminate Modi and Hindu leader, Praveen Togadia, the court observed.
The accused wanted to shake and reduce the faith of the common man in an elected democratic government by undertaking large scale violence, the court further held.
They also wanted to exploit the communal sentiments of the Muslims and provoke them in the name of religion, the judge also observed.
After the plan was hatched it was decided to move the consignment into Gujarat. They had loaded the ammunition into a Tata Sumo and a Tata Indica. Jundal was driving the Indica.
The ATS however on May 8, 2005 intercepted the vehicle and seized the arms. However, Jundal managed to escape under mysterious circumstances.