26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack: Crime Branch sought permission to interrogate Abu Jundal in custody!


Mumbai: A special trial court on Monday allowed the police to question 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Abu Jundal in custody to help identify the absconding prime accused. Jundal is the only accused in the case who is facing trial.


According to a report in the Times of India, the Crime Branch had sought permission to question Jundal about the latest information received regarding his identity. Jundal has been in custody in this case since his arrest in 2012.

What did the special judge say?

Special Judge RN Rokde said, 'The prosecution has filed an application for permission to interrogate accused Syed Zabiuddin Syed Zakiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal... The application is accepted.'

The judge said that the superintendent of Taloja Central Jail should allow officers to share information with Jundal and record his statement in the presence of jail officials. The judge granted permission from 10 am to 5 pm from Tuesday to Saturday.

The judge said that officials are allowed to carry laptops, digital devices, and other necessary stationery in the jail and the authorities will have to make arrangements for it.

In 2016, a special trial court convicted 12 people, including Jundal, and sentenced them to life imprisonment in the Aurangabad arms haul case. Jundal is suspected to be the handler of 10 Pakistani terrorists involved in the attacks.

When 10 terrorists attacked Mumbai The

The 2008 Mumbai attacks (also known as the 26/11 attacks) were a series of terrorist attacks that took place in November 2008. 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani militant group, opened fire and bombed different places in Mumbai for four days.

The violence began on Wednesday 26 November and continued until Saturday 29 November 2008. A total of 175 people were killed, including nine attackers, and more than 300 were injured. Ajmal Kasab was the only attacker who was caught alive by the security forces. Kasab was tried and sentenced to death.

Kasab was hanged at 7:30 am local time on 21 November 2012 and was later buried within the premises of Yerwada Central Jail in Pune.