Court allows Maha ATS to take Jundal to Nashik
The court remanded Jundal to judicial custody till September 24 in the Aurangabad Arms Haul case.
Mumbai: A special MCOCA court today allowed Maharashtra ATS to take 26/11 key handler Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal to Nashik in connection with a case in which he made a bid to attack the police academy there.
The court remanded Jundal to judicial custody till September 24 in the Aurangabad Arms Haul case. The ATS would produce Jundal in a Nashik court and seek his remand, officials said.
ATS officials told the court that they spoke to Jundal's parents and asked them to come to Mumbai to meet him but they have not yet turned up.
Jundal said, "They would be busy in some work and I will decide on my lawyer only after talking to my parents." The court had earlier directed the ATS officers to tell Jundal's parents that he wanted to meet them.
Incidentally, the ATS also sought for warrant for the arrest of three persons in connection with the Aurangabad arms haul case following revelation of their involvement by Jundal.
On May 8, 2006, ATS team had chased a Tata Sumo and an Indica car on Chandwad-Manmad highway near Aurangabad and arrested three terror suspects and seized 30 kg RDX, 10 AK-47 assault rifles and 3,200 bullets.
The Indica was allegedly driven by Jundal, who managed to give police the slip.
Hailing from Beed district of Maharashtra, Jundal then allegedly drove to Malegaon and handed over the vehicle to an acquaintance.
In May 2006 itself, he escaped to Bangladesh from where he fled to Pakistan on a fake passport obtained with the help of LeT operatives.