Mumbai: Recording of judicial confession of key 26/11 attack handler Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal took place before a magistrate in Mumbai on Sunday. In his confessional statement Jundal is understood to have given a deep insight into Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba terror group's role in the 2008 Mumbai strikes.
Thirty-year-old Jundal, who has been confronted with Ajmal Kasab - the lone surviving Lashker terrorist in the Mumbai terror attacks, was produced before a metropolitan magistrate in his chamber, official sources said. Besides the two, a court clerk was also present during the proceedings.
Jundal, who is a prized catch in the case, had made a verbal plea before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate PS Rathod that he wanted to make a voluntary confession about his role in the attacks.
The magistrate had explained to Jundal the procedure with regard to recording confession under Section 164 of Criminal Procedure Code and also informed him that his confessional statement could be used against him, the sources said....more
08:22 PM, Aug 12, 2012