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Jundal's voice found to match intercept of 26/11 call

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, December 24, 2012
First Published: 00:17 IST(24/12/2012) | Last Updated: 02:23 IST(24/12/2012)

The voice sample of alleged 26/11 Lashkar-e-Taiba handler Abu Jundal has matched with the original recording made by central intelligence agencies when they intercepted the communications between the terrorists during the 2008 terror attack.

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Jundal was present at the control room in Karachi and was coordinating the 26/11 attack, which had left over 160 dead and around 300 injured in Mumbai. In the original intercept, he was heard issuing instructions over satellite phone to two terrorists who were at the Jewish centre Chabbad House.

Himanshu Roy, joint commissioner of police (crime) said the sample, which was taken on July 30, has matched the original voice. It would be a crucial piece of evidence against Jundal, who was arrested on June 21.

An officer of the Crime Branch, which is investigating the case, said the tests were conducted at the state forensic laboratory in Kalina. During the recording of the voice sample, Jundal was made to speak on phone.

"In the original intercept, the voices were on phone," the officer said. When compared in the laboratory, the pitch and the modulation of the two voices matched.

Jundal, who was originally from Maharashtra's Beed district, was involved in the terror plot since August 2008.

He had taught Hindi to the 10 terrorists who were involved in the attack. During the training, he had stayed at a dormitory at Pakistan's Murdke along with the other terrorists.


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