Mumbai court to hear Jundal's plea for confession

The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Monday will hear 26/11 Mumbai terror attack handler Syed Zaibuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal’s plea to have his confession recorded.

A day after he was quizzed with the lone surviving terrorist Ajmal Kasab, Jundal, on Friday, requested that his confession be recorded “at Esplanade Court under CrPC Section 164.”

The Mumbai Police, who are set to seek extension of Jundal’s custody that expires on Monday, sought to downplay the Thursday’s face-to-face interaction of Kasab and Jundal.

The city police refused to give importance to the much hyped interrogation. A well-placed official told Deccan Herald: “Of course it cannot take place in public space... but then there is nothing in the meeting that we need to keep as secret. We already have ample incriminating evidence against them. We just need to corroborate it. And criminal psychologists are helping us to prepare the questionnaire and its format.”

As per the information gathered by various agencies, Abu Jundal, a native of Maharashtra's Beed district, had trained gunmen in local language and briefed them on South Mumbai topology.

After being taken into custody by Delhi Special Unit, Jundal was handed over to Mumbai Police on July 21. He is also being interrogated in several other terror and criminal cases.The mumbai terror attack of 2008 left 166 people dead and 300 grievously injured. 

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