Abu Jundal’s investigation has revealed that state agencies in Pakistan had helped him get a Pakistani passport in 2006. He was also helped by a local to escape from India after the May 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case came to light, sources in the Mumbai police’s crime branch said.
Jundal held two passports, the first in the name of Sayeed, and the second, which he used to travel to Saudi Arabia, in the name of Riyasat, police sources said.
They added that during questioning, Jundal told the crime branch that when he escaped from the police net in Aurangabad in 2006 after the arms and explosives consignment was seized, he took a bus to Malegaon where he spent the night in a mosque.
“A local helped him take a train to Kolkata,” sources said, adding that from there he went over to Bangladesh through Benapur-Murshidabad border.
Jundal took shelter in Dhaka for a week where Pakistani agencies helped him get a
passport and escape to Karachi on a Pakistan International Airlines flight, sources said.
They added that he was then taken into the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) fold with the help of his old friend Zulfikar Fayyaz Kagzi, and went ahead with his training at the LeT’s Daura-e-Aam and Daura-e-Khas in 2006.
Jundal, a native of Beed, is in the crime branch’s custody for his alleged role as a handler in the Karachi control room during the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai in which over 160 people were killed and 300 were injured. Jundal was part of the training of the 10 terrorists since August 2008, and had also taught them Hindi.