NIA moves court seeking custody of 26/11 handler Abu Jundal

NIA moves court seeking custody of 26/11 handler Abu Jundal

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today moved a Delhi court for the custody of the alleged 26/11 handler Abu Jundal, who is currently being interrogated by the Special Cell of Delhi Police.

The NIA moved the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav for the custody of Jundal alias Saiyyad Jaibuddin in an FIR lodged on June 8, 2012 in a terrorism case here.

The NIA had registered the FIR against Jundal and one another person on the basis of a source information that they were in India and were amassing explosive substances like ammonium nitrate for carrying out blasts in the country.

The agency submitted to the court an order issued this morning by a designated NIA court, which said Jundal's custody be handed over to it for interrogation. It sought direction from the court for his production before the designated NIA court on July 6.

The CMM has put up the application for hearing on July 4. Jundal allegedly had trained the ten Pakistani terrorists who had attacked Mumbai on November 26, 2008, besides teaching them basic Hindi and apprising them of Mumbai's topography.

Earlier during the day, the NIA also lodged an FIR against Jundal and another suspect Fayag Kagazi, for hatching the 26/11 attacks conspiracy and aiding the Pakistan-trained terrorists.

The CMM had refused yesterday to grant Jundal's custody to the Mumbai police in connection with various cases of murder, attempt to murder and other offences under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Arms Act, being probed by it.

The CMM's court is also slated to hear on July 5 a plea by Mumbai CID for Jundal's custody. Jundal was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport on June 21 and is in the custody of Delhi Police till July 5.

He has been arrested currently in connection with an FIR registered on November 22, 2011 relating to the arrest of Indian Mujahideen operatives and is also being interrogated for his involvement in Jama Masjid, German Bakery and Chinnaswamy stadium blasts.

He has been booked under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Explosive Substances Act, the Passport Act and various sections of the IPC.

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