In a major breakthrough, Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, the alleged handler of terrorists who attacked the city on November 26, 2008, has named four Indian operatives of Laskhar-e-Taiba (LeT) who have been in Pakistan for long.
Two of them are from Beed in Maharashtra where Jundal
hails from, the third is from Jammu, while the native place of the fourth operative is not yet known. The crime branch of Mumbai police has already scoped the areas where the operatives from Beed resided.
Sources in the crime branch said that though Jundal says the four were not part of the 26/11 terror attack, they are verifying the claim.
The four are — Abu Sherjil and Abu Jarar from Beed, Abu Musab from Jammu, who, along with Jundal, is an accused in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case. The fourth person is Abu Jaid alias Lal Baba, who has been booked in the plot to blow up the Nashik police academy.
Sources said that Jundal was not aware of the two persons from Beed in the LeT set up. “He met the two in Pakistan, and it was after that that he was in touch with all the four throughout his stay in that country,” sources said.
Jundal has also given a detailed description of LeT’s organisational structure and its hierarchy in Pakistan. He has revealed details of the terror outfit’s commanders, and the area of their operations. He has named several foot-soldiers who are Pakistani nationals.
“Names of several other Pakistani operatives who are part of the anti-India operations has also been revealed,” a source said.
Jundal is in the custody of Mumbai police’s crime branch in the 26/11 terror attack case. Jundal, who was trained by the LeT in 2006, was present in the Karachi control room during the 26/11 carnage.
Two calls made by Jundal during the attack to the two terrorists in Chabbad House were intercepted by the central intelligence agencies. Jundal’s voice sample has been sent to the state forensic science laboratory in Kalina for matching with the voice in the calls.
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