Abu Jundal, Ajmal Kasab may come face-to-face next week

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    MUMBAI: The Mumbai crime branch is likely to confront the deported 26/11 conspirator Sayed Zabiuddin alias Abu Jundal with the alone arrested Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab next week. Sources said that they are preparing to seek permission from the special court so that they bring either Kasab to the police headquarters where Jundal is kept or take Jundal to special high security cell at Arthur jail where Kasab is lodged.

    Police say that the confrontation is important as there is some contradiction in the two versions regarding the six unknown handlers and the Pakistan's ISI officials involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. Police said Ansari who got the nick name 'Abu Jundal' after he completed the physical and spiritual training in Pakistan is a key accused in the 26/11 terror attack in which 166 persons were killed and more than 260 were injured.

    While Kasab had told police that Jundal had given him arms and ammunition training, Jundal said that he did not impart the training but only gave Hindi and Marathi lessons to Kasab and nine others.

    Kasab had named Jundal was among the 13 Pakistani handlers who had come to see them off to Al Hussain, the Pakistani ship in which they sailed from Karachi, and later captured Indian fishing Trawler M V Kuber. Jundal, during interrogations, said he did not come to the see-off.

    Kasab had named the 13 Pakistanis who came to send them off in Karachi to sail for Mumbai on November 23, 2008. Abu Jundal, Abu Kahafa, Abu Humza and Zaki Ur Rahman Lakhvi were top among
    them.

    Jundal is an important conspirators as he was present in the control room along with five other Pakistani Laskar E Toiba operatives who were dictating terms to the ten terrorist including Ajmal Kasab send to Mumbai in 2008.

    "Many of them we only know by their nick names, Jundal being in a very core group he may be knowing the others well," said an official on condition of anonymity. One of the accused arrested in German bakery blast was asked to recognize the voice of the handlers of 26/11. He identified one of the voices was of Zabiuddin Ansari who posed as Abu Jundal. Crime branch will take expert's help to match the voices. Pure hindi words like prashasan and yuvak have been used by handlers suggesting the involvement of some Indian," the official added.

    Once the crime branch finishes his custody the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) will seek Jundal's custody in two offences of Aurangabad arms haul case and German bakery blast of Pune.

    Jindal who hails from Gevrai Taluka in Beed district was a student of Indian Technical Institute in Beed, had a sudden rise in the ranks of Lashker-e-Taiba after he was indoctrinate by banned SIMI post Gujarat riots in 2002.
    The Times of India on Mobile
     
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