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Updated: August 11, 2012 04:03 IST

Jundal wants to confess

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Sayed Zabiuddin alias Abu Jundal, one of the handlers in 26/11 Mumbai attacks being taken into police custody by the crime branch officials in Mumbai on July 21, 2012.
PTI Sayed Zabiuddin alias Abu Jundal, one of the handlers in 26/11 Mumbai attacks being taken into police custody by the crime branch officials in Mumbai on July 21, 2012.

Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, key accused in the 26/11 terror attack case, has expressed his desire to confess about his role in the conspiracy, official sources told The Hindu on Friday.

The key Lashkar-e-Taiba operative submitted an application to the local court, stating he wished to confess before the magistrate.

According to the sources, Jundal has been sent in two-day judicial custody now. He will be lodged in solitary confinement in the Arthur Road prison here. Two days later, he will be produced before the magistrate again, and asked if he still wants to go ahead with confession.

Jundal was produced before the magistrate court on Friday evening after he expressed his desire before a team of the Mumbai Crime Branch to confess. Since he is not represented by any lawyer, he himself submitted an application to the court.

The court asked him if he voluntarily wanted to confess, to which he replied in affirmative.

Himanshu Roy, who heads the Crime Branch that is investigating the matter, said the team was not authorised to talk to the media about anything related to 26/11. It was not clear how Jundal was granted judicial custody for two days when he was remanded in police custody till August 13.

Jundal has admitted to the police that he taught Hindi to the 10 terrorists who landed in Mumbai for the terror attack on November 26, 2008. He has also admitted that he gave instructions to them when they were at the Nariman House. On Thursday, when Jundal was confronted with Ajmal Kasab, lone surviving gunman who was captured by the police, the latter recognised the former during the hour-and-half long confrontation at the Arthur Road prison.

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Abu Jundal is only a small fish in the pond of terror outfits. Our intelligence services should go all out to catch the key players. Once India is sanitized from terror outfits, cross border terrorism will become ineffective. In any religion, it is heinous crime to kill innocent civilians and abetting, aiding and facilitating the crime is worse still.

from:  Syed
Posted on: Aug 10, 2012 at 20:34 IST
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