Investigators claim Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal has revealed names of a few persons from his hometown who he was in touch with when he stayed in Pakistan from 2006 to 2012.
A team of crime branch officials has left for Jundal’s hometown in Beed to verify the information the suspected LeT handler has provided.
Jundal’s claims need to be verified diligently, particularly since information suggests that he may have led the LeT module in Marathwada and may have recruited people for the terror outfit.
“We have still not made any arrests or seizures in the case. The team is just checking the information given by Jundal,” said a senior crime branch officer, requesting anonymity.
Jundal has told the Mumbai crime branch that he was associated with the activities of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) in Beed since early 2000.
But it was in 2005 that he got close to LeT operative Aslam Kashmiri, who he met in Beed, and started participating in terror activities.