Cops want to cross-check Jundal’s claims with Kasab, seek state’s nod
The crime branch of Mumbai police has sought permission from the state government to question Ajmal Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist arrested during the 26/11 terror attack.mumbai Updated: Aug 07, 2012 02:36 IST
The crime branch of Mumbai police has sought permission from the state government to question Ajmal Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist arrested during the 26/11 terror attack.
A source in the crime branch said the fresh round of questioning will be in context with the revelations made by alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) handler Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal.
The crime branch would crosscheck some of Jundal’s claims with Kasab in a bid to build evidence against former, the source said.
“We want to verify all that Jundal has revealed and, if need arises, the two terrorists could be made to confront each other. However, a final decision on this would be taken later,” the source said.
Kasab’s questioning is likely to take place in the Arthur Road jail, where he has been lodged for over three years.
In the past, Kasab has told investigators that Jundal, with three other handlers Abu Hamza, Abu Kafa and Zakiur-Rehman-Lakhvi, had come to see off the 26/11 attackers at Karachi port.
Kasab has also named Jundal and Lakhvi as the ones who imparted training to the 10 terrorists who staged an attack on Mumbai.
Jundal’s name also features as a tutor who taught Kasab and others to speak Hindi.