Another fortnight for crucial voice sample reports
The crime branch will have to wait for two more weeks before it gets a confirmation on Abu Jundal’s voice samples, believed to be the most crucial piece of evidence linking him to the 26/11 terror attacks.mumbai Updated: Oct 17, 2012 01:19 IST
The crime branch will have to wait for two more weeks before it gets a confirmation on Abu Jundal’s voice samples, believed to be the most crucial piece of evidence linking him to the 26/11 terror attacks.
The Maharashtra Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) is conducting the voice verification test, which will decide if Jundal’s voice matches that of a handler in a Karachi control room who was guiding Pakistani terrorists during the 26/11 terror attacks.
An official from the state FSL said that while they had hoped to give the test reports to the crime branch before the supplementary charge sheet was filed, they have not managed to complete the tests as yet. “It should take us another 15 days to complete the tests and pass on the report to the crime branch,” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The crime branch had sent two sets of voice samples to the state FSL. The first comprises the instructions Jundal allegedly passed over a VoIP call to the 10 Pakistani terrorists, while guiding them during the attacks. The second set comprises the recordings made by investigators when Jundal was taken into custody in June this year. Following his deportation from Saudi Arabia, the police asked Jundal to repeat the same lines he is suspected to have used during the attacks. If the FSL reports concur that both voices belong to the same person, it will serve as strong evidence linking Jundal to the 26/11 terror attacks.
First Published: Oct 17, 2012 01:18 IST