NIA court to hear arguments on charges against Abu Jundal on March 24
A Delhi court on Friday fixed March 24 to begin hearing arguments against the National Investigative Agency's (NIA) charges against suspected LeT and IM operative Abu Jundal.
Jundal, who is currently lodged at Arthur Road Jail, was charge sheeted by NIA for offences punishable under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allegedly attempting to recruit persons through Internet for joining banned outfit LeT and carrying out terror activities in India.
The NIA's charge sheet alleges that in September 2008, Ansari taught spoken Hindi to the 10 cadres, who carried out the 26/11 terror strike in Mumbai.
He is believed to be one of the masterminds behind the attacks, in which 166 people were killed.
The Special NIA court presided over by District Judge I S Mehta posted the matter after the NIA supplied deficient copies of the documents filed along with its charge sheet to Jundal's advocate M S Khan.
Jundal, also known as Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari, had earlier claimed before the court that NIA and Maharashtra Police had forced him to sign blank papers.
NIA had lodged a case against Jundal, who was deported by Saudi Arabia in June, 2012, for allegedly conspiring to launch terror strikes across the country.It had lodged the FIR against him following unearthing of LeT's conspiracy of terror strikes in India.