Jundal in Guj police custody after NIA completes probe

Abu Jundal, the 26/11 key handler and LeT terrorist, was today handed over to Gujarat police after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) told a court here that his custodial interrogation has been completed.

NIA, which had quizzed him for his alleged involvement in a conspiracy by LeT to carry out terror strikes across the country, told Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh at the Patiala House court here that he was not required for further custodial interrogation.

After Jundal was sent to judicial custody till November 3 by the Special court, the Gujarat ATS appeared before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Parkash at the Tis Hazari court and informed about his alleged involvement in the 2006 train blast case in Ahmedabad.

The Gujarat ATS informed about the development in the NIA case and said that since he was no more required by the NIA, Jundal's custody be given to it for the Karanawati Express blast case.

The Gujarat ATS had already moved an application in this regard in July this year. Jundal, who was arrested on June 21 by the Delhi Police, was interrogated at length by its Special Cell. Later, he was in the custody of Mumbai police for his alleged involvement in 26/11 mayhem and other terror related cases in Maharashtra.

He was handed over to NIA after Mumbai police had also told the court that they had completed his interrogation.

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