Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Delhi Police files chargesheet against Abu Jundal

Delhi Police files chargesheet against Abu Jundal
Clean Media Correspondent

New Delhi, Sept 26 (CMC) The Delhi police have filed their first chargesheet against key 26/11 suspect Abu Jundal in a Delhi court, following which, the court on Wednesday asked Jundal to be brought before it on September 28.
Jundal, who was arrested on June 21 by the Delhi Police, was in the custody of Maharashtra police since July 20. The court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Prakash issued a production warrant on September 20 against Jundal after taking note of the chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police Special Cell.

Information about the chargesheet was revealed to Clean Media by sources on Wednesday. "From the investigation conducted so far, sufficient evidence has come on record to prosecute the accused," the police said in the chargesheet.

Jundal was arrested on June 21 by the Delhi police after one of the accused in a firing incident at Jama Masjid ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games revealed his name. The accused, Mohammad Adil, told the police that Jundal motivated him for jihad.

Adil, along with 10 other Indian Mujahideen members, were named in the chargesheet filed by the Delhi police in the Jama Masjid firing case on May 19. The charges against Jundal were part of a supplementary chargesheet filed by the 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 the police in the chargesheet.

The 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 on November 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 chargesheet 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 the 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. He is currently in the custody of the Mumbai police's anti-terrorism squad. On September 24, Jundal's police custody was extended till October 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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