Key 26/11 attacks handler Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal on Sunday made a confessional statement before a magistrate here in which he is understood to have given a deep insight into Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba’s role in the attacks.
Jundal (30), who was confronted with Ajmal Kasab — the lone surviving terrorist involved in the attacks — was produced before the metropolitan magistrate in his chamber, official sources said. Jundal had made a verbal plea before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate P.S. Rathod that he wanted to make a voluntary confession about his role in the attacks.
The magistrate explained to him the procedure with regard to recording of confessions under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code and that his confessional statement could be used against him, the sources said.
After Jundal was produced in the court on Sunday, the magistrate asked him if he had thought over his decision to confess and if he was taking the step voluntarily. Jundal replied in the affirmative. — PTI