The special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court on Wednesday issued a warrant against LeT operative and alleged 26/11 attack handler Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.
The authorities have been asked to produce Jundal before the Mumbai court to start the trial in the 2006 case against him and 23 others, who have so far been languishing in jail.
“The court has issued a production warrant against Jundal asking him to be present on January 9, when the court is likely to frame charges against him in the case to commence the trial,” said advocate Ejaz Naqvi, who is representing Jundal.
Jundal, who is currently in Delhi’s Tihar jail, was produced before the MCOCA court on Wednesday via video conference.
The court asked special public prosecutor Raja Thakare to read out the charges Jundal is booked for which includes charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosives Act, Explosives substance Act, the Indian Penal Code and the MCOCA.
Jundal asked the court for permission to speak to his lawyer. The court allowed this, adjourning the case till January 9.