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Jun 30, 2012 at 02:44pm IST

Abu Jundal's voice samples taken for 26/11 probe

New Delhi: Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks handler Zabiuddin Ansari aka Abu Jundal's voice samples will be matched with the intercepts available with intelligence agencies. Sources say Jundal's voice samples were collected by the intelligence agencies on June 22, a day after he was arrested by Delhi Police at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport after being deported from Saudi Arabia.

The Mumbai Police will repeat the same procedure when they take the 30-year-old Jundal in their custody. Jundal is likely to be handed over to the Mumbai Police after their Delhi counterparts complete their interrogation.

The intelligence agencies had intercepted calls made by the 10 Pakistani terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba who had attacked Mumbai on November 26, 2008 to their handlers in Pakistan. In some of those intercepts Jundal is allegedly heard directing the terrorists, urging them to kill more hostages and to prolong the siege.

India believes that Lashkar-e-Toiba founder Hafiz Saeed and some of his top commanders was present in the 26/11 ‘control room’ in Karachi along with Jundal during the Mumbai attacks. They were not only monitoring the terror strikes but also directing the terrorists.

Jundal, who belongs to Maharashtra’s Beed district, has already revealed Lashkar’s plans to carry out more terror strikes in India, including an audacious plan to launch an aerial attack. According to Jundal the terror group is imparting paragliding training to its recruits at its camp in Muzaffarabad in the Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

He also said that paragliding has been made a part of the training curriculum of the LeT cadres. The police are verifying whether Jundal himself has received paragliding training. Officials haven't ruled it out completely as Jundal himself was in charge of training the 26/11 terrorists.