Chargesheet filed against Jundal in Aurangabad arms case
Posted on: 06:48 PM IST Nov 03, 2012
Mumbai: The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra police on Saturday filed a supplementary chargesheet against alleged LeT operative and 26/11 Mumbai attack handler Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari, alias Abu Jundal, in the 2006 Aurangabad Arms haul case. "We have filed a 3,650-page chargesheet against Jundal, and named him as key accused," said an ATS official in Mumbai.
On May 8, 2006, a Maharashtra ATS team had chased a Tata Sumo and an Indica car on Chandwad-Manmad highway near Aurangabad in the state and arrested three terror suspects and seized 30 kg of RDX, 10 AK-47 assault rifles and 3,200 bullets. The car was allegedly driven by Jundal who managed to give police a slip. Hailing from Beed district of Maharashtra, Jundal drove to Malegaon and handed over the vehicle to an acquaintance. A few days later, he allegedly escaped to Bangladesh and then went to Pakistan on a fake passport, according to police.
The special MCOCA court in Mumbai had on August 17, 2012 framed charges against the 21 arrested accused in the arms haul case. Barring Jundal, other accused were arrested in 2006. The trial had been stayed by the Supreme Court after one of the accused challenged the constitutional validity of certain provisions of MCOCA. The stay was lifted in 2009.