Court issues fresh production warrant against Abu Jundal

Published: 25th April 2013 05:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2013 05:41 PM   |  A+A-


A special NIA court here today issued fresh production warrant for May 30 against suspected LeT terrorist and one of the masterminds of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Abu Jundal, who was chargesheeted by the probe agency for allegedly recruiting youths for the terror outfit.

According to court sources, Jundal was scheduled to be produced before District Judge (DJ) I S Mehta today but the jail authorities informed the court that he was not brought to Delhi from Arthur Road prison in Mumbai, where he is currently lodged.

The court issued fresh production warrant against Jundal, whose real name is Sayed Zabiuddin, directing jail authorities to produce him before it on May 30.

Jundal was chargesheeted by National Investigation Agency (NIA) for offences punishable under the Indian Penal Code(IPC) and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for his deliberate attempts for recruiting different persons through Internet to join Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) and carry out terror activities in India.

The court is yet to take cognisance of the charge sheet filed by the NIA, sources had said.

The NIA, in its charge sheet, has alleged that during 2011 and 2012, Jundal had "attempted to send monetary support for the purpose of motivating accused persons earlier charged with cases of terrorism in Maharashtra."

The NIA had lodged a case against Jundal, who was deported by Saudi Arabia in June last year, for allegedly conspiring to launch terror strikes across the country. It had lodged an FIR against Jundal following unearthing of LeT's conspiracy of terror strikes in India.

During the probe, Jundal had allegedly told investigators that he had taught Hindi to the 10 LeT terrorists who carried out the attack on Mumbai in November 2008 in which 166 people were killed.

According to the probe agency, Jundal had allegedly issued instructions during the attack to two terrorists holed up inside Nariman House, a Jewish outreach centre, from a control room set up in Karachi and his voice had been intercepted by the intelligence agencies.

Gujarat ATS too had earlier taken Jundal's custody for questioning on his alleged role in the 2006 Karanawati Express train blast at Ahmedabad station. Jundal is alleged to be one of the main conspirators of the blast.

Prior to that, Jundal had been handed over to the ATS Mumbai after Delhi Police had said he was no longer required to be interrogated by it in the Jama Masjid attack case.

Mumbai ATS had secured his custody in connection with the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case, the 26/11 Mumbai mayhem, the 2010 German bakery blast and the Nasik Academy attack.

The Delhi Police had earlier filed a charge sheet against Jundal accusing him of being involved in terror activities across India to avenge the alleged atrocities against Muslims, particularly those committed during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

The Delhi Police, in its supplementary charge sheet filed in the Jama Masjid blast case in which 11 alleged members of banned terror outfit Indian Mujahideen(IM) have been named, had said Jundal had disclosed that he along with LeT chief Zaki-ur-Rehman alias Lakhvi, monitored the 26/11 attacks from a control room set up at Malir in Karachi, Pakistan.


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