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Terror suspect Abu Jundal alleges police torture

Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, a 26/11 mastermind and prime accused in the conspiracy to attack the Police Academy in Nashik, has complained to a local court that he was tortured with electric shocks by police, a charge denied by the prosecution.

mumbai Updated: Apr 14, 2013 00:36 IST

Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, a 26/11 mastermind and prime accused in the conspiracy to attack the Police Academy in Nashik, has complained to a local court that he was tortured with electric shocks by police, a charge denied by the prosecution.

Jundal, who was produced before a special court on Friday along with two others, filed an application alleging that after being deported from Saudi Arabia, he was tortured mentally and physically by the Delhi police, the Mumbai police, crime branch police and the ATS.

A suspected terrorist of the banned Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT), Jundal pleaded that he was innocent and falsely implicated in the conspiracy to blow up the Police Academy in Nashik and conducting a recce of important places in 2010.

He sought discharge from the case saying he was not involved in the conspiracy.

Special district and sessions judge KK Tantrapale will decide on his application on April 16.

Jundal told the court that he had also sent separate petitions to the international court in Hague, Saudi Arabia court which sent him to India and Human Rights Commission alleging torture by the Indian police.

In reply to Jundal's allegations, special public prosecutor Ajay Misar told the court that Jundal was produced in various courts till date but he had never complained about mental or physical torture by police.

“He is doing it now to save himself from the clutches of the law,” Misar said, rubbishing the allegations.