Sayed Zabiuddin alias Abu Jundal, one of the 26/11 handlers, imparted training to the gunmen in spreading wrong information about the real purpose of the attack, according to the supplementary charge sheet filed against him on Tuesday.
The charge sheet states: “As trained by the arrested accused Jundal, these terrorists further contacted the Indian electronic media and misled them by citing reasons for the attacks with the intention of camouflaging their real and original intentions. This communication has been telecast by ‘India TV’.”
It further notes: “During the investigation of the crime, it was also observed and noticed that when the 10 terrorists attacked the targeted sites in Mumbai, misleading messages were dispatched to various news channels. The whole objective was to confuse the investigating agency and mislead the public.”
The investigating agency has proved in courts that the 26/11 attacks were carried out with the intention of waging war against India, and Mumbai was specifically chosen to debilitate the country’s financial lifeline.
The voluminous charge sheet of around 14,000 pages names 12 new wanted accused and around 30 new witnesses, including some from the Beed district of Maharashtra, where Jundal hails from.