J-K sends Kasab`s Hindi tutor`s pics to Mumbai Police

Last Updated: Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 20:58

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir police has sent
the details and photographs of a slain Lashkar-e-Taiba
militant to Mumbai Police to verify if he was the Hindi tutor
of Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist arrested in the 26/11
terror attack.

"We have sent the photographs and details of slain
militant Abu Jindal to Mumbai Police for investigation. We
are in close touch with them," a senior police officer said
today.

Suspected LeT militant Abu Jindal was shot dead in
Bathoi forest area of Mahore tehsil of Reasi district on
Friday.

Kasab, who is undergoing trial in Mumbai, had told a
special court in June that Jindal, an Indian, had taught him
and the nine other terrorists to speak Hindi at an LeT
training camp in Pakistan.

He had told the court that Jindal had also seen them
off when they left Karachi via sea route for Mumbai to carry
out terror attacks.

Jindal, whose real name is Mohammad Owais, was killed
in an encounter with 61 Rastriya Rifles (RR) and Police in
Bathoi.

Jindal is his code-name, but he has also got names
like Zaman and Noman. The ultra was a allegedly a close
associate of a LeT Commander Mohmmad Abdullah alias Musaffir,
who was killed in Mahore belt of the district a week ago, the
officer said.

The security forces had intercepted conversations
between Jindal and Abdullah several times and the former was
also allegedly involved in the killing of a jawan and a
civilian during an encounter on July 30 in Reasi district.

"He was active in the area for past two years. There
are remote chances of him being Abu Jindal as mentioned by
Kasab," the officer said.

The Mumbai Police had yesterday said that it was in
touch with Jammu and Kashmir police and that it was awaiting a
report from the border state in this regard.

Bureau Report



First Published: Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 20:58

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