Second chargesheet filed against 26/11 handler Abu Jundal

Feb 08, 2013, 06:50 IST | Agencies

The Anti-Terrorism Squad yesterday filed a chargesheet against suspected LeT terrorist Abu Jundal for planning an attack on vital installations of Nashik

The chargesheet that runs into 58 pages has been filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate AD Sawant. Abu Jundal has been charged with criminal conspiracy, said Special Public Prosecutor Ajay Misar. This is the second chargesheet that has been filed against Abu Jundal. In October last year, the Crime Branch had filed a chargesheet in a Mumbai court against the alleged 26/11 handler, which ran into over 13,000 pages and consisted of 56 volumes.

In the chargesheet filed in the Nashik court, Jundal has been accused of aiding key LeT operatives in their recee of police academy, the police commissionerate and the cantonment area of the city. Nine other accused including Billal Shaikh and Himayat Beg, who were also a part of the team that conducted a recce of the Nashik Police Academy in 2010 have been named in the chargesheet, Misar said. While Shaikh and Beg are currently in judicial custody, seven other accused are yet to be traced.

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