Abu Jundal is currently lodged in the same Anda cell that had held Ajmal Kasab

The alleged handler of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, will undergo psychological check-up after he complained of being haunted by the spectre of hanged terrorist Ajmal Kasab in his dreams. Jundal is at present lodged in the same Anda cell of the Arthur Road jail here, where Kasab was incarcerated.

Jundal on Tuesday filed an application in the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court here seeking a change of cell.

“He [Jundal] has filed an application in which he said that Kasab is appearing in his dreams. He has said that he was mentally disturbed and was on medication when lodged in Tihar jail,” said counsel Ejaz Naqvi, who is appearing for Jundal in the 2006 Aurangabad Arms haul case. Jundal has also complained of backache in his application.

The court on Wednesday asked the superintendent of the Arthur Road jail to do a psychological check-up on Jundal and submit a report in 15 days. The superintendent informed the court that the authorities had been doing regular medical check-ups upon Jundal. The next hearing of the case will be on March 30.

Jundal originally belongs to Beed district in Maharashtra. After 2006, when he gave the police the slip after being found on the road with ammunition and arms, he escaped to Bangladesh and then to Pakistan.

After the terror attacks on Mumbai, he was allegedly asked to move to Saudi Arabia with a Pakistani passport. Following hard rounds of negotiation with Saudi Arabia, he was deported to India in June 2012.

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