Proof for Pak: Ajmal Kasab says Abu Jundal main Mumbai attack conspirator
- Sreesanth, Jiju Janardhan lived in independently booked rooms: Cops
- India to convey concerns over Ladakh incursion to Chinese Premier
- IPL 2013 LIVE SCORE: Imperious Azhar Mahmood powers KXIP to 183
- Rajapaksa slams Tamil diaspora for lack of support in reconciliation process
- 5 differently abled orphan girls beaten, raped in Jaipur residential school
Pakistan is increasingly being cornered with proof that the Mumbai attack was planned on its territory and links with 'state actors' is being brought into the public sphere.
The latest instance is the Abu Judal and Ajmal Kasab meet arranged by police.
Nearly three years after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving attacker, was on Thursday night brought face to face with Abu Jundal whom he identified as one of the main conspirators of the mayhem, Mumbai police said.
Jundal had earlier allegedly told interrogators that he was Kasab's handler during the attack, and before that, he had taught Kasab and other attackers Hindi, and apprised them of the topography of targets.
Mumbai Crime branch sources said late this evening that Kasab was brought face to face with Jundal (31) at the high-security Arthur Road Jail here and identified the latter as one of the main conspirators.
Crime Branch sources said Kasab and Jundal were interrogated together for at least one and half hours.
The mayhem unleashed by Kasab and nine others in Mumbai left 166 dead and many injured.
The Crime Branch, which got the custody of Syed Zabiuddin Ansari, alias Abu Jundal, on July 21 this year, brought him face to face with Kasab after a go-ahead from Maharashtra government today. Kasab is lodged in the jail since 2008.
Jundal, native of Beed district of Maharashtra, was arrested in the 26/11 case by Mumbai Police after he was brought here from Delhi where he had been apprehended in another case after being deported from Saudi Arabia in June this year.
Though Kasab's claimed admission of Jundal's role will strengthen India's case that attacks were planned in Pakistan, it remains to be seen if the neighbouring country would give enough weightage while prosecuting the conspirators arrested there.
- Destitute, orphan students outclass rest in Andhra Class 10 exams
- To re-energise ties, PM wants to visit US, waits for confirmation
- NIA court says no terror link, frees 'Hizbul militant' Liyaqat on bail
- CBI arrests its coal allotments investigator on bribery charge
- ‘Cricketer-bookie Amit may have used Jiju to reach Sree’
- BCCI chief N Srinivasan says police must prove spot-fixing allegations