Police seeks Maha govt's nod to confront Kasab with Jundal



Mumbai: The Mumbai crime branch has sought permission of the Maharashtra government to confront 26/11 terror attack convict Ajmal Kasab with his alleged handler Abu Jundal.

The decision to bring the two face-to-face was taken after Jundal made some revelations during his interrogation about training being imparted to terrorists in Pakistan and that he had taught Hindi to the 26/11 attackers, crime branch sources said today.

The letter was sent to the state government last week and reply is awaited.

Jundal had also said that he met American LeT operative David Headley, a co-accused in the 26/11 attacks.

Kasab will be confronted with these revelations to corroborate the version of Jundal, the sources said.

Jundal was allegedly in contact with two terrorists during the siege of Chabad House, a Jewish outreach centre, during the Mumbai attacks on November 26, 2008.

Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, 31, from Beed district of Maharashtra, was arrested in the 26/11 case on July 21 by Mumbai Police after he was brought here from Delhi, where he was apprehended in another case after being deported from Saudi Arabia.

Jundal is in crime branch custody till August 13.

He is also wanted in other cases in Maharashtra, including the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case, 2010 German Bakery blast case and for hatching a conspiracy to attack Nashik Police Academy.

His custody in these cases would be possible only after his interrogation in the 26/11 case is over.

PTI