Delhi Police files chargesheet against 26/11 handler Jundal

Sep 27, 2012, 09:11 IST | IANS

Delhi Police have filed their first chargesheet against 26/11 key suspect Abu Jundal in a Delhi court following which the court Wednesday asked Jundal to be brought before it on Sep 28.

Jundal, who was arrested June 21 by Delhi Police, was in the custody of Maharashtra police since July 20. The court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Prakash issued a production warrant against Jundal after taking note of the charge sheet filed by Delhi Police Special Cell Sep 20. 

Information about the chargesheet was revealed to IANS Wednesday by sources.
"From the investigation conducted so far, sufficient evidence has come on record to prosecute the accused," police said in the chargesheet. 
Jundal was arrested June 21 by Delhi Police after one of the accused in a firing incident at Jama Masjid here ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games revealed his name. The accused, Mohd. Adil, told police that Jundal motivated him for jihad.
Adil along with other 10 Indian Mujahideen members were named in the chargesheet filed by Delhi Police in the Jama Masjid firing case in May 19. The charges against Jundal were part of a supplementary chargesheet filed by Delhi Police as part of the Jama Masjid case.
"Abu Jundal taught Hindi and local languages spoken in Mumbai to the 10 terrorists who perpetrated the 2008 Mumbai attack," said police in the charge sheet.
Police added that Jundal with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) member Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and others was present in the "control room" in Pakistan for monitoring the Mumbai attack Nov 26, 2008, that left 166 people killed.
The court was informed that Jundal was named in 10 terror cases.
"Jundal disclosed that he is a member of the LeT and knew all leaders of the Indian Mujahideen and motivated some members for jihad," the charge sheet said.
He was charged with offences of conspiracy, forgery and possession of forged or counterfeit currency notes under the Indian Penal Code and also booked under the Explosive Substances Act, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, passport act and Arms Act.
The police informed court that a request has been sent to Interpol (CBI) for obtaining subscriber and call detail records of the phones used in various terror attack cases involving Jundal and other accused.
The police have cited 28 witnesses in the chargesheet. 
Jundal was arrested at Delhi International Airport upon arrival from Saudi Arabia in June. He is currently in the custody of the Mumbai police anti-terrorism squad
On Sep 24, Jundal's police custody was extended till Oct 3 by Nashik's Chief Judicial Magistrate A.D. Sawant.
Police have also filed a separate chargesheet against three other accused in the case.

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