Pak diplomats help terror operatives: Jundal

Abu Jundal, the alleged Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operative who handled the 26/11 attackers, continues to sing before the Indian investigators.

Updated: Jul 12, 2012, 12:35 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Abu Jundal, the alleged Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operative who handled the 26/11 attackers, continues to sing before the Indian investigators.

Sources on Thursday claimed that Jundal has made fresh revelations before the Special Cell of Delhi Police that top ranking Pakistani diplomats regularly help terror groups operating from the other side of the Indian border.

The LeT operative is believed to have told the investigators that top-level officials posted in the Pakistan High Commission and its spy agency Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) covertly help militant organizations in successfully executing their anti-India plans.

Jundal claimed that he was taken to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, in 2005 by some top ranking officials of the Pakistan High Commission and later to Bangladesh in 2007.

The 26/11 mastermind also claimed that upon his arrival in Pakistan in 2007, he was received by some ISI officials at the Karachi Airport.

The startling revelations made by Jundal has once again vindicated India’s claim of `state help` being given to the Pakistan-based militant organizations.

Jundal had earlier told Delhi Police that he used nine emails and carried four international SIM cards brought from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to coordinate his alleged terror-related activities.

During the interrogation, he had told the investigators that he used different SIM cards to avoid getting traced by the intelligence agencies and to stay in touch with the Pakistan-based masterminds of the Mumbai terror attacks.

Abu Jundal alias Syed Zabiuddin, who was nabbed by Delhi Police, has admitted his active role in the 26/11 attack, saying he had worked in close tandem with terror mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.
During his interrogation, Jundal confessed his role in the country`s worst terror attack and admitted that he was present in the LeT control room in Karachi and was giving direction to the 10 terrorists who carried out the strike.

After November 26, 2008, Jundal, a native of Beed district in Maharashtra, stayed in Pakistan for sometime before leaving to Saudi Arabia where he was working as a teacher.

He has at least ten aliases and the first tip-off about his presence in Saudia Arabia was given by a terrorist who was arrested in connection with the Jama Masjid blast. Jundal also stayed for sometime in Bangladesh.

It is believed that foreign intelligence agencies have helped to track down Jundal, who was wanted in several terror cases in Delhi, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Jundal, a prize catch in 26/11 terror case, picked up his first lessons in terrorism when LeT terrorist Mohammed Aslam alias Aslam Kashmiri arranged for his arms training in Nepal in 2004.

Claiming to be indoctrinated after the post-Godhra riots in Gujarat in 2002, 30-year-old Jundal told interrogators that he was introduced to `jihad` by Aslam Kashmiri, a resident of Hasplote in Thanamandi of Rajouri in Jammu region.

Jundal was arrested on his arrival from Saudi Arabia at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport by Delhi Police on June 21.

With PTI Inputs