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LeT financed 26/11 handler to recruit Indian youth working in Saudi Arabia

Abu Jundal has told the Mumbai crime branch that the terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) financed him to recruit Indian youth working in Saudi Arabia.

mumbai Updated: Jul 29, 2012 01:46 IST
HT Correspondent

Abu Jundal has told the Mumbai crime branch that the terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) financed him to recruit Indian youth working in Saudi Arabia.

"Jundal's main job was to recruit Indians in Saudi Arabia and he got work permits for them as soon as they were indoctrinated,” said a senior police officer, requesting anonymity.

The work permits helped the youths to avoid coming under the scanner of Saudi authorities, the officer said. LeT had, in fact, funded Jundal's entire one-year stay in Saudi Arabia.

With LeT's funds flowing, Jundal is believed to have recruited a few Indian youths from Saudi Arabia, said police sources. The Mumbai crime branch is questioning Jundal on the persons he had recruited into the LeT's cadre. "Jundal told us that he was paid in Saudi Arabia itself, and he never did any job for earning his livelihood,” said the officer. This has brought back into focus LeT financier's holed up in Saudi Arabia.

Jundal, who was arrested in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case, was brought to Mumbai from Delhi on July 21.