Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, a key Lashkar-e-Taiba operative who is in the Mumbai Crime Branch’s custody for his role in the 26/11 attacks conspiracy, made a confessional statement before a magistrate here on Sunday under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

The statement would have legal validity and it could be used against him, official sources told The Hindu here. He is believed to have given critical information about the functioning of the LeT.

Earlier this week, he was confronted with lone surviving gunman Ajmal Kasab. Kasab is alleged to have recognised him as the person who trained the attack team in Hindi. A day after, Jundal submitted an application to the local court expressing his desire to make a confessional statement.

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