The crime branch will now get experts to crack the nine email accounts along with a Facebook and an Orkut account of Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, the alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative and handler of the 26/11 terrorists.
Sources in the crime branch said Jundal had admitted to operating the nine email accounts and accounts on two networking sites, in order to keep in touch with jehadis for LeT’s work.
The state forensic science laboratory at Kalina will now check all the email addresses and the social networking accounts for leads. Sources said some of the email addresses were prepared under fictitious names and the police want to check all material in these accounts. Police suspect Jundal was not just in touch with jehadis in India, but with jehadis all over the world as well.
“From what we have got from questioning him so far, there is apparently a lot of jehadi literature on Jundal’s IDs and we may receive several leads,” sources said.
Jundal, who was an accused in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case, had allegedly escaped to Pakistan and underwent formal training in the LeT’s Daura-e-aam and Daura-e-Khas centres in 2006.
It was after this, through his contacts in the LeT, that he became active in spreading terror in India, sources said adding that the Internet was a powerful tool used by Jundal.
Police said Jundal even taught Hindi to the 10 terrorists involved in the 2008 attack and had been involved in the 26/11 terror plot since August 2008.
Jundal, as per the Mumbai crime branch, was one of the terrorists present at the control room at Karachi directing the 10 terrorists who spread terror in Mumbai, killing more than 160 people and injuring around 300.
Central intelligence agencies had intercepted calls made from the control room to the terrorists at Chabad house and the voice on the phone, instructing the terrorists, was that of Jundal, sources said. Police have sent the voice sample to a laboratory in the city.