26/11: Jundal can spill the beans on role of `state actors`

Pak had exerted immense pressure on Saudi Arabia not to hand over LeT terrorist Abu Jundal to India at any cost.

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2012, 21:12 PM IST

New Delhi: Pakistan had exerted immense pressure on Saudi Arabia not to hand over Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Abu Jundal to India at any cost as he was too prize a catch and an insider of the terror outfit who could expose the role of so-called `State Actors` in 26/11 attack.

Sayed Zabiuddin alias Abu Jundal, who was arrested on June 21 after his arrival from the Gulf country, knew too much about the Mumbai terror attack -- planning, selection of militants, their training, logistical arrangements and those who are associated with it from the beginning.

Sources said 30-year-old Jundal knew the ISI operatives who were part of the conspiracy, their role and how these `State Actors` helped the LeT carry out the country`s worst ever terror strike.

"He can spill the beans. This is the main reason why the Pakistan agencies tried their best and exerted immense pressure on Saudis not to hand over Jundal to India," a source familiar with the development said.
But New Delhi managed to convince Riyadh by providing enough evidence, including DNA samples ofJundal`s family members, that he was an Indian citizen carrying a Pakistani passport and wanted in many cases specially the 26/11.
PTI