New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday filed the chargesheet against 26/11 handler and Lashkar-e-Toiba operative Abu Jundal in a Delhi court. Even though Jundal is related to Mumbai attacks the charegsheet was filed by the Delhi Police because they had arrested a Pakistani national Mohammed Adil while investigating the Jama Masjid blast case and on his lead tracked down Abu Jundal.
The chargesheet was filed by Delhi Police Special Cell before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Prakash on September 20. The court on Wednesday issued a production warrant of Jundal for September 28 because currently he is in the custody of Mumbai Police's Anti-Terrorism Squad. Once Jundal is summoned to appear in court, then the Delhi Police may seek his custody.
Jundal has been charged Jundal with teaching Hindi and the Mumbai dialect to the 10 Pakistani terrorists who attacked Mumbai in November 2008. The police added that Jundal with Lashkar-e-Toiba operational commander Zaki-Ur Rehman Lakhvi and several other terrorists were present in the control room in Pakistan for monitoring Mumbai attack.
According to the police Lakhvi, LeT founder Hafeez Saeed and ISI's Major Iqbal along with Jundal were present in the control room in Karachi giving instructions to the Pakistani terrorists in Mumbai. The Karachi control room was destroyed soon after the attack.
Jundal allegedly taught the terrorists Hindi during the training for 26/11 attack. Another Lashkar operative David Coleman Headley was also present during the training, which started in November 2007.
While 12 terrorists were picked up for attacking Mumbai, two of them backed off at the last minute.
A dry run of the attack took place in Karachi, where the terrorists were told how to use navigational instruments, mobile phone and behave as if they are from India. A detailed analysis of the topography and key targets of Mumbai was also given to the terrorists.
Jundal has been booked under offences dealing with Explosive Substances Act, terror charges, Passport and Arms acts. He has been charged under Indian Penal Code Sections 471, 489 (B), 489 (C) and 120 (B).