Saturday, June 30, 2012

26/11 plotter visited city for 2006 attacks?

Mateen Hafeez | TNN


Mumbai: Investigators are looking into whether Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Muzammil, who 26/11 handler Abu Jundal said was in the LeT control room for all three days of the Mumbai attacks, could be the same person named in the 2006 Malegaon blasts and 11/7 Mumbai train blasts cases. The Muzammil named in the latter two cases allegedly visited Maharashtra.
 
    The Muzammil listed as a wanted accused in the 26/11 case is a Pakistani national. He appears to be the only Muzammil in the LeT top brass, say police sources. Muzammil, Jundal said, was one of the main planners and operational commanders of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
 
    The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), which earlier probed the 2006 Malegaon blasts, in which 31 people died, had said that a Pakistani national called Muzammil crossed the border, came to Mumbai and then went north to Malegaon.
 
    The blasts occurred on September 29, 2006. The police had named Muzammil as the one who assembled all four RDX bombs planted in a mosque’s premises and in a residential area. ATS officers said Muzammil had stayed at the battery-and-inverter unit of one of the Malegaon blasts accused, Shabbir Masiullah, and made the bombs at the unit itself. 

    The ATS had arrested nine youths in the Malegaon case, but a CBI probe dismissed the ATS theory and said that members of a right
wing group were involved in the blasts. The nine youths were later granted bail.
 
    Muzammil’s name also cropped during investigations into the 11/7 Mumbai train blasts, which killed 188 people. The ATS said that more than seven Pakistani nationals, including one Muzammil, had illegally entered India and conspired to commit the blasts.
 
    The ATS had said that the bombs were made at Govandi in suburban Mumbai and the Pakistanis fled after the blasts were perpetrated. The ATS arrested 13 suspected Simi members, including an Indian national, Mira Road resident Muzammil Shaikh, who is currently lodged in a Maharashtra jail. However, the Mumbai Crime Branch in 2008 arrested 21 suspected members of the Indian Mujahideen and, unofficially, said that they were the ones who were responsible for the 11/7 train blasts and not the arrested youths.
 
    It’s still not clear whether the Lashkar’s Muzammil is the same person named in the Malegaon and 11/7 train blast cases. A section of the media has reported that one of the 11/7 blasts wanted accused, Raheel Shaikh, could be Muzammil. However, he hails from Mahim and is an Indian national. Interestingly, police initially thought Abu Jundal was a Pakistani national, but he turned out to be Indian.

Muzammil has been named as a wanted accused in the 11/7 case


The Times of India, June 30, 2012
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ISI guards Hafiz Saeed 24x7: Jundal

‘ISI Bankrolls LeT, Lakhvi Gets Facilities In Jail’

Neeraj Chauhan TNN


New Delhi: The plotter behind 26/11, Zabihuddin Ansari aka Abu Jundal, has said that LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, one of world’s most serious terror threats, is guarded round-the-clock by Pakistan’s security forces and its spy agency, the ISI.
 
    He has also admitted to have met Saeed, and has said that the LeT founder motivated him to help the outfit carry out more terrorist acts against India. The man, who taught 26/11 attackers how to masquerade as Indians, also said that his LeT bosses set him up as a businessperson dealing in used cars right under the nose of the Pakistani army in the garrison town of Rawalpindi.
 
    Jundal’s disclosure to Indian police officials, who are interrogating him, confirms Pakistan’s continuing patronage to LeT, which aspires to replace al-Qaida as the most dangerous jehadi terrorist outfit, and may ensure that the efforts at rapprochement with Pakistan don’t go far. ISI treats LeT as a strategic asset and would protect it at the cost of the global community’s annoyance.
 
    The terrorist also told Indian agencies that LeT, faced with heightened pressure on Pakistan post-26/11, has shifted its operational command from Muzaffarabad in PoK to Dulai, closer to J&K.
 
    The 26/11 mastermind, who has admitted to have met Zaki-ur Rahman Lakhvi in Pakistan’s Adiala Jail, also said that the LeT commander has all the facilities in the prison. He has revealed that despite their growing notoriety as a terrorist outfit, funds are not in short supply for LeT. He also disclosed that Muzammil has taken over the command of LeT after Lakhvi’s arrest.
 
    Jundal, who fled India in 2006, said though he made good money from the automobile business, LeT paid him Rs 12,000 monthly for upkeep.
 
    Jundal was taken to Safdarjung Hospital for medical check up again on Friday afternoon. Earlier in the day, he was quizzed by IB officials about several LeT members, who are still in India, and about his partner Fayyaz Kagzi. 

    Of Jundal’s four email accounts, sources say, the agencies have not been able to open one perhaps because he has not given them the correct password. “From the emails we have opened, we have got several conversations and numbers and email IDs of suspected people,” said a source.

Sayed Zabihuddin Ansari aka Abu Jundal (face covered) leaves a Delhi hospital on Friday 
 
 
The Times of India, June 30, 2012

After Jundal sings, cops hunt another Beed man in the Gulf

Mateen Hafeez | TNN


 
    Investigation agencies have got specific leads on another terror operative from Beed who is currently in Saudi Arabia. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Zabihuddin Ansari, alias Abu Jundal, has reportedly spilled the beans on Fayyaz Kagzi, who is wanted in the Pune German Bakery blast and Aurangabad arms haul cases. Like Kagzi, Jundal is also wanted in those cases.
 
    Jundal also hails from Beed district and was deported from Saudi Arabia. Investigators have got detailed leads on Kagzi’s life in Saudi Arabia from Jundal. In fact, while terror suspect Fasih Mahmood has been detained in Saudi Arabia, there are indications that Kagzi might have been located. The Delhi police’s special cell is now focusing on Kagzi’s role and position in the Indian Mujahideen (IM) hierarchy.
 
    Jundal, during interrogations, has told police that he and Kagzi conducted a meeting in Colombo in March 2010 to which Himayat Mirza Baig, who also hails from Beed, was summoned. Baig is being tried for his alleged role in the 2010 Pune German Bakery blast case. During their meeting, the Pune blast chargesheet says, Jundal and Kagzi gave money to Baig to buy explosive devices and pay for indoctrinated youths to travel to Pakistan for terror training. In the chargesheet, Kagzi has been listed as wanted accused 5 while Ansari (Jundal) is wanted accused 6.
 
    Kagzi hails from Feroz Shah Nagar, New Shahenshai Nagar, near Aqsa mosque in Beed. It is learnt that Kagzi and Jundal had formed a group of around 10 youths, who were selected from and around Beed to wage terror strikes. The basic strategy of the banned Simi outfit was to ask youths not to drink, smoke and eve-tease girls and to fight “the wrongdoers”. A section of Simi members became extremists.
 
    On June 8, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) registered an FIR against Jundal and Kagzi for being part of a terror organization. The FIR was based on information that Kagzi and Jundal were trying to organize explosives for certain LeT and IM operatives in India for attacks in Delhi and Mumbai. Both Jundal and Kagzi have been charged under sections 18 and 20 (for being part of a terror organization) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). The FIR does not mention the conspiracy in detail nor does it identify the LeT and IM operatives who were supposed to be given the explosives. Given the timing of the FIR, sources said it may have been filed to ensure the NIA got Jundal’s custody so it could investigate the larger conspiracy behind the 26/11 attacks. The NIA is probing the US-born jihadi David Coleman Headley’s involvement in the strike. The second purpose, sources said, could be to strengthen India’s case for deportation when Jundal was living in Saudi Arabia on a Pakistani passport. 

    Kagzi faces charges in the Aurangabad arms haul and Pune German Bakery blast cases, as also the new case registered by the NIA for hatching the 26/11 attacks conspiracy and aiding the Pakistantrained terrorists. In 2008, Kagzi had trained Baig to organize recruits and make bombs in a camp in the Sri Lankan capital for three weeks, said a police source.

Fayyaz Kagzi



The Times of India, June 30, 2012

EOW arrests techie in multi-crore cheating case

Mateen Hafeez TNN


Mumbai: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) made its first arrest in a multicrore cheating case involving non-banking financial companies, Red Carpet Finance and Red Carpet Entertainment, on Friday.
 
    According to the police, these firms duped unsuspecting investors promising astronomical returns on 
investment.  “People who invested Rs 3,500 in a scheme were promised a return of Rs 10,500 in two years,” said a senior police officer.  “The companies told investors that their money would be used to finance movies,” he added.  In March, office-bearers of the firms were booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act.
 
    “The arrested accused, Kishore Verma (38), developedsoftwareanddatastorage packages for Red Carpet Finance and Red Carpet Entertainment. Our investigations are on,” said Rajvardhan Sinha, additional police commissioner with the EOW. 

    “Verma is a director of Smart Software MLM Solutions Pvt Ltd, which designs software for multi-level marketing companies,” saidasenior police officer. “We have asked victims of the con to come forward and lodge complaints, this will give us a clear picture of the extent of the scam,” he added.
 
    Pamphlets, containing photos of actors performing at an event organized by Red Carpet Entertainment, have been seized. “We will verify whether the actors attended programmes or if the images are morphed,” said a senior EOW officer.
 
Investment Con
• Non-banking financial companies Red Carpet Finance and Red Carpet Entertainment duped unsuspecting investors by promising astronomical returns

• More than 3,000 investors from Nagaland, Assam, Manipur, West Bengal and Punjab fell prey to the schemes, the police said

• Investors were told that their money would be used to finance movies

The Times of India, June 30, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

If he’s Hamza Jundal will face 11/7 rap

Mateen Hafeez | TNN


Mumbai: The state Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), which is probing the 11/7 train blasts case, has charged one Abu Hamza for conspiracy, smuggling explosives and assembling bombs. Police sources now want to find out if Zabihuddin Ansari, alias Abu Jundal, also went by the name Abu Hamza and is the person wanted in the 11/7 case.
 
    Police sources said that Ansari could be confronted with the accused nabbed for the Aurangabad arms haul and 11/7 cases to establish if they knew him as Hamza or Ansari. Sources said Ansari used the name Jundal only during the 26/11 attacks. “He used more than a dozen aliases. We will cross-check all the names he used and if they are connected to other cases as well,” said a police source. 

    Jundal is currently named in the Aurangabad arms haul and Pune German Bakery blast cases. He is also wanted in a Nashik case.
 
    While filing the 11/7 chargesheet, the ATS said that Hamza was a Pakistani national who illegally crossed the border and came to Mumbai. “It is also possible that Hamza was an Indian national, but nobody knew it,” said a police officer. Seven RDX bombs exploded in Mumbai local trains, killing 188 people on July 11, 2006. The ATS arrested 13 people, all Simi members, and said that around nine Pakistanis had come to India to assemble the bombs, which they did in a room in Govandi. “The identity of two bombers in the train blasts case is still not known. The police named only five Indian bombers,” said an officer.
 
    The Mumbai policemen said their priority would be to confirm several names and code names used by Ansari. “We did not know that Ansari is Abu Jundal. We got suspicious only after we investigated Ajmal Kasab’s Hindi tutor angle. With the emerging developments, we believe he is the same person. We have to first get evidence to establish his identity,” a senior Crime Branch officer said. Earlier, the Mumbai police thought Abu Jundal was a Pakistani. Incidentally, the 26/11 chargesheet also mentions Abu Hamza as a wanted accused. 
 
 
The Times of India, June 29, 2012 



Using a known alias to launch LeT portal gave terrorist away

Neeraj Chauhan TNN


New Delhi: Abu Jundal’s choice of alias helped intelligence agencies unravel his identity. Jundal aka Syed Zabiuddin Ansari chose to call himself Kaasif as he launched a website to attract young boys to the LeT while he was in Saudi Arabia.
    This was a blunder. Indian counter-terror agencies were familiar with Kaasif as one of the nom de guerres that Jundal used. In fact, this was mentioned in the dossier on Jundal and other Indian fugitives holed up in Pakistan, which was shared with Islamabad.
    Suspicions were strengthened when intelligence agencies, including western ones, noticed heavy traffic between Kaasif’s website and others which were already on their ra
dar for terror-related activities. They were confirmed on further monitoring, leading the US to ask Saudi Arabia to detain Jundal.
    As reported, the scanning of the website and the four email accounts that Jundal used after 26/11 has already yielded a cache of information on Lashkar operatives. “We have recovered some numbers and email IDs of other persons from him,” said a source.
    During his questioning, Jundal also talked about the Batla House encounter saying Lashkar bosses were angry with Indian police over the killing of IM’s alleged commander in the shootout.
    The investigators are now seeking to find out from Jundal whether he was in touch with the Lashkar’s Saudi Arabia head – Mahmoud Mohammad Ahmed Bahaziq. Suspected to be one of Lashkar’s main fund raisers in the Gulf region, Bahaziq is said to be very close to India’s most wanted man Dawood Ibrahim as well. 
 
 

On verge of being arrested after 26/11, Jundal was saved by ISI

Was Given 2 IDs For Use In Pak, Abroad

Neeraj Chauhan TNN


New Delhi: After 26/11, when pressure mounted on Pakistan to arrest Lashkare-Taiba’s operations chief Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi from a camp near Muzaffarabad in PoK, Lashkar’s Indian hand Abu Jundal was let off on the intervention of ISI officials despite being present at the spot.
 
    Jundal, who was sent to India after being detained in Saudi Arabia, has already disclosed the role of Pakistan’s ISI and serving officers of the Pakistan army in 26/ 11, and has also spoken of how the agencies worked to protect their Indian asset.
 
    ISI and Pakistani army personnel were well aware of the control room in Quaidabad locality between Malir Cantonment and Jinnah International Airport in Karachi from where the Mumbai attacks were directed. Jundal is reported to have provided information on Sajid Mir, the handler of Pakistani-American jihadi David Coleman Headley. Mir has been charged by US prosecutors for the Mumbai outrage along with three others, including a “Major Iqbal”.
 
    After being bailed out by the ISI, Jundal was asked to stay off the radar and he left for Saudi Arabia in early 2010. He was provided two IDs, one for internal use in Pakistan and one for outside the country.
 
 
Covert op to get father’s DNA sample Abu Jundal’s mother Rehana Begum has denied that police took either her or her husband’s DNA samples, putting the spotlight on the covert operation by which the crucial piece of evidence was extracted. It was only because Jundal’s DNA sample matched those of his parents that the Saudi authorities accepted India’s claim that the person in their custody who claimed to be a Pakistani national was a 26/11 mastermind. Now it seems that central agencies, with the help of Maharashtra ATS, roped in a relative to obtain Jundal’s father’s DNA sample by stealth.P 4  
 
ISI razed control room after 26/11, says Jundal
New Delhi: Officers of the Pakistani army and ISI went out of their way to shield Abu Jundal in Pakistan. His passport, in the name of Riyasat Ali, was arranged by a senior Lashkar commander and 26/ 11 plotter Muzammil, and then he fled to Riyadh. 

    When cops asked him about the control room, he described it as a small room with four TV sets, computers with internet connection and several mobile handsets. Sources said Jundal claimed that this 
control room was destroyed by ISI officials after the 26/11 attack concluded.
 
    He also claimed that all LeT members had done some communication practice for VoIP calls and understand the network areas of the targets. The Lashkar bosses also checked the SIM cards and handsets before the 10 terrorists left for Mumbai and a last-minute drill was also conducted.
 
    Also, Jundal has disclosed that when news first broke that Ismail had been arrested by Mumbai Police during the attack, Lakhvi and other handlers were very upset as he was the main militant among the 10 but when they came to know that it was Ajmal Kasab, they heaved a sigh of relief but with alittle disappointment.
 
    Special Cell sleuths are scanning Jundal’s email IDs and conversations and sources said they have recovered a huge cache of information including “numbers, addresses of various module members and hideouts”.



The Times of India, June 29, 2012

Abu Jundal to get Kasab-like cover in lockup


Mateen Hafeez | TNN


Mumbai: Zabihuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal’s first home in Mumbai, once he is in the Mumbai police’s custody, will be the Crime Branch Unit-I lockup at police headquarters near Crawford Market. It is the same lockup where 26/11 gunman Ajmal Kasab was lodged. In the lock-up, police sources said his security would be on par with Kasab’s.
 
    After the lock-up, Jundal would be moved to the Anti-Terrorism Squad’s (ATS) custody. Finally, he would be taken to Arthur Road Jail, where his terror pupil Kasab is. Sources said that Jundal would be kept in a specially designed cell at Arthur Road. Though it might not be as strong as Kasab’s cell, it would be stronger than an anda cell and could be in an isolated place in the jail.
 
    The Crime Branch lock-up is a drab, ground-plus-threestorey building that has housed don Dawood Ibrahim’s younger brother Iqbal Kaskar, Dawood aide Ejaz Pathan and serial killer Vijay Palande. The building is guarded by at least six armed cops. The number could be increased. There are two policemen on each floor. Additional cops would be placed outside Jundal’s cell. Whenever Jundal is taken for interrogation to the nearby Unit-1 office, at least one carbon-wielding cop and four to six other cops would escort him. An extra police vehicle would accompany the vehicle he is ferried in. This would make Jundal better guarded than Iqbal Kaskar was. 

    “Each floor in this building has four small cells. There is no fan and two tube-lights in the passageway for the four
rooms. An accused gets food prepared by a governmentapproved contractor and water from a common tap. There are neither fans nor pillows,” said a police official. The lock-up is monitored with CCTV cameras. Currently, there are prisoners on the first floor; the two upper floors are empty. For security reasons, no other prisoner would be lodged on Jundal’s floor. No civilians or visitors are allowed there. Sources said a review is on over increasing security for Jundal. 

    After that, Jundal will be taken by the ATS cases. Jundal could be kept at the ATS’s

Kalachowkie unit, where suspects in the 2006 and 2008 Malegaon blasts, 11/7 train blasts and 13/7 blasts were lodged. The ATS could also keep Jundal at the Bhoiwada lock-up.
 
    Then, Jundal will be sent to judicial custody and Arthur Road jail. Kasab is in a highly protected separate cell there. Jail authorities said talks are on about Jundal’s cell. The police would not risk keeping Jundal in the anda cell, which is meant for serious offenders, since a terror suspect, Qateel Siddiqui, was killed in an anda cell in Pune this month.
 
‘State jails safe’  
Mumbai: Home minister R R Patil on Thursday denied that Maharashtra jails were unsafe. “The death of IM operative Qateel Siddiqui in Yerawada jail is an isolated case. On the basis of that, it would be wrong to presume that Maharashtra’s jails are unsafe,” Patil said. He said his department would talk to central agencies about Jundal’s custody. TNN 
 
 
The Times of India, June 29, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Jundal gives details of Indian fugitives and LeT hideouts


Investigators To Verify Addresses, Phone Numbers

Mateen Hafeez | TNN


    The  arrest of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Zabihuddin ‘Zaby’ Ansari (alias Abu Jundal) is expected to turn the heat up on other important India-born terror masterminds, like Raheel Shaikh and Riyaz Bhatkal. Ansari is the third person—after David Headley and Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab—to reveal the locations and telephone details of fugitive Indian terrorists. 

    A Delhi police source said investigators will cross-check the details given by Jundal about the terrorists, many of whom hailed from Maharashtra and Karnataka. Jundal has also provided the names of some ISI and Pakistani Army officers, apart from the names of various LeT leaders and their hideouts. He has also disclosed the location of the 26/11 control room in Karachi. He claimed the control room was set up in a rented accommodation in Quaidabad, close to Malir Cantonment and airport. 

    Intelligence officials in Mumbai said that many fugi
tive Indian nationals could now shift base within Pakistan or go to another country. “Most of the top terrorists, like Riyaz and Iqbal Bhatkal, are in Pakistan. Raheel (from Mahim) escaped after the 11/7 train blasts of 2006. He was said to be last seen near the Bangladesh border. We believe he has also entered Pakistan. The terrorists have their mentors in Pakistan and take shelter there after committing crimes in India,” said a senior police official. 

    Sources said that Riyaz has already gone underground and there is no information about Fayyaz Kagzi.
 
    Sources said the fugitives may now change their phone numbers, locations and so on. “Riyaz and Iqbal, Mohsin Chaudhry, Kagzi, Amir Raza are hiding in Pakistan. Jundal was close to the Bhatkals and knew their locations etc. The terrorists could go underground till they feel safe to return. Or, due to international pressure, Pakistan may ask them to leave or kick them out,” the source added.
 
    The Bhatkals, who are originally from Karnataka, lived in Kurla. The duo, who are wanted in the 13/7 and German Bakery cases, left the country in 2005. Kagzi is an accused in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul and German Bakery cases. Amir Raza is accused in the Ahmedabad serial blasts case. 

    “Jundal had their telephone numbers and personal details. The ISI knows that it could be dangerous for Pakistan if these terror suspects are spotted on their soil,” said the source.
    Inputs Neeraj Chauhan

 
DEATH CALLS Abu Jindal was one of the handlers directing the 26/11 terrorists from the Lashkar control room in Karachi. The Mumbai ATS intercepted the calls
 
    There were 3 mobile numbers the terrorists had, one each in the 9819xxxxx, 9820xxxxx & 9910xxxxx series (numbers are being withheld)
 
    Outgoing calls were made to 3 11-digit numbers starting with 43720880xxx. Incoming calls came from 01201253xxxx
    The terrorists used 5 Nokia handsets manufactured at Dong Guan, China and shipped to Pakistan

 
    The numbers were connected to an account created with Callphonex, a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service provider based in New Jersey, US
 
    On Oct 20 & 21, 2008, an individual identifying himself as Kharak Singh said he was a VoIP reseller in India and wanted to establish a Callphonex account 

    On Oct 27, 2008, US $250 was paid to Callphonex by a Muhammad Ishfaq through a MoneyGram agent in Lahore, Pakistan. MoneyGram records show Ishfaq’s address as being in Peshawar
 
    On Nov 25, 2008 (a day before the attacks), US $229 was wired to Callphonex by a Javed Iqbal through a Western Union money transfer agent in Brescia, Italy. Iqbal provided Pakistani passport number KC092481 as identification
 
    The conspirators used email ID kharak_telco@ yahoo.com while communicating with Callphonex. This email ID was accessed from IP addresses in Lahore (Pakistan), Chicago (USA), Kuwait, Koroliov (Moscow region, Russia), Rawalpindi (Pakistan) & Gulberg (Pakistan)
Source: Chargesheet filed by Crime Branch in Esplanade Court, Mumbai under Section 173 of the Code of Criminal Procedure

ON THE RUN: (Left) Riyaz Bhatkal and Iqbal Bhatkal


62 calls (15,705 seconds) were made from Oberoi/
Trident


There were 181 calls (35,172 seconds) made from Nariman House during the attacks


41 calls (8,834 seconds) were made from the Taj





The Times of India, June 28, 2012


 

Jundal’s online activities landed him in police net

Neeraj Chauhan TNN


New Delhi: Syed Zabihuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, like other masterminds of 26/11, would have remained safe from the law had it not been for his determination to start a fresh terror campaign against India.
    Determined to recruit
fresh hands for terror acts against India, the resolute jihadi created a website to lure youth from India. Sources close to the investigation said Jundal committed the mistake, fortunately so from the Indian viewpoint, of using the same site to interact with his accomplices in the Lashkar establishment who have been under heightened global scrutiny since 26/11 and the disclosures of Pakistanborn American jihadi, David Headley.
    The electronic trail is what is supposed to have led intelligence agencies to conclude that the man behind the active website could be “someone of interest” to them, and pointed to his new location in Riyadh, the Saudi capital.

India, Pak in war of words

    Pakistan, which tried to block Jundal’s deportation for almost a year, has claimed that 26/11 could have been the handiwork of Hindu extremists since he is an Indian national. Pakistan’s interior minister Rehman Malik’s outburst followed home minister P Chidambaram nailing Pak’s state complicity in 26/11. P 7 
We have hit a jackpot, say sleuths
New Delhi: The suspicion about Abu Jundal’s online activities was strengthened by a Facebook account which he had opened using his original identity—i.e. Zabihuddin Ansari.
    The blunder not only led the FBI to him but also provided Indian investigators with a treasure trove of information, including four email accounts. The ac
counts, which were active before his arrest in May last year in Saudi Arabia, hold details of conversations between him and his accomplices, including those in India. “We’ve hit a jackpot,” said an investigator to underline the value of information that has fallen in their lap.
    Officials said they have also taken data from his cell phones and got documents recovered from his accommodation when caught in
Riyadh. The cops also recovered an ID card of Pakistan from Jundal, sources said.
    Apart from meeting Indian youths in Saudi Arabia and running a taxi business in the name of Riyasat Ali, Jundal was active on Facebook. He ran the taxi business as a mere cover. “He was not making much money out of it. For his activities, he got money from valid bank transfers in his accounts from Pakistan and through
hawala,” sources said.
    Investigators were tightlipped on whether Jundal had any knowledge about the whereabouts of Fasih Mohammed, a terror suspect who recently went missing in Saudi Arabia, or if he was ever in touch with him. “We don’t think he knows Fasih,” an officer said.
    Jundal was staying in Riyadh since early 2010 and his passport was issued in Shikarpur near Karachi.


 Abu Jundal

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jundal first of 50 fugitives to be held


Pakistan Had Denied His Presence, Or That Of Any Terrorist From India’s List, On Its Soil

Mateen Hafeez & S Ahmed Ali TNN


Mumbai: Zabihuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal becomes the first on India’s list of 50 most wanted terrorists to be brought back. The Pakistani handlers of 26/11, also on the list, are still beyond India’s reach.
 
    The list mentioned 26/11 planners Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Haafiz Saeed, two serving Pakistan army officers — Major Iqbal and Major Sameer Ali — besides Syed Abdur Rehman alias Pasha, a former major with Pakistan’s 6 Baloch Regiment and HuJI chief Ilyas Kashmiri, who has since died.
 
    Mumbai-born don Dawood Ibrahim topped the list which was handed over by India to Pakistan in May 2011. “Abu Jundal, during interrogation in Delhi, has confessed that he met Lakhvi and Saeed,” said sources.
 
    Jundal is the first on the list to be brought back to India. However, Pakistan has denied sheltering any terrorists. “Pakistan was denying Zabihuddin’s presence on its soil. However, Jundal’s dossier and information from his interrogation will definitely be sent to Pakistan through diplomatic channels and India will again demand the custody of its criminals from Pakistan. It’s high time Pakistan deports these terrorists and gangsters to India,” said a senior police official. “To get the custody of one most wanted terrorist, Indian agencies had to struggle for years. We have been giving evidence of the presence of the others there, but Pakistan is not ready to admit it,” said the official.
 
    The list contains names of Amir Raza, an Indian Mujahideen founder, suspected to have been involved in the Gujarat bomb blasts. Recent intelligence reports suggested the presence of senior IM functionaries Riyaz Bhatkal and his brother Iqbal in Pakistan. “Jundal also met the two brothers in Pakistan. Now Jundal has revealed many things and added much more dope to what the police knew,” said a senior official.
 
    Pakistan had, under intense international pressure, arrested and charged five men, including LeT’s operations chief Lakhvi who was one of the chief architects of 26/11. Hammad Amin Sadiq, who facilitated funds for terrorists, Mazhar Iqbal alias Abu Qama, a handler and Abdul Wajid alias Zarrar Shah, a facilitator, are still wanted for the Mumbai terror attacks of 26/11.
 
 
INDIA’S MOST WANTED 1DAWOOD IBRAHIM (Indian) | 1993 Mumbai blasts 
2 HAFIZ SAEED (Pakistani) | 26\11 attack 
3 ILYAS KASHMIRI (P) | Former HuJI chief (Now dead) 
4 MAULANA MASOOD AZHAR (P) | Attack on Indian Parliament 
5 ZAKI-UR-REHMAN LAKHVI (P) | 26\11, 11/7 train blasts 
6 SAJID MAJID ALIAS SAJID MIR (P) | 26\11 
7 MOHD YUSUF SHAH ALIAS SYED SALAHUDDIN (I) | Chief of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen 
8 SYED ABDUR REHMAN ALIAS PASHA (P) | Indicted by FBI for role in 26\11 
9 MAJOR IQBAL (P) | 26\11, served as Headley’s handler 
10 MAJOR SAMEER ALI (P) | 26\11 
12 MEMON IBRAHIM ALIAS TIGER MEMON (I) | ’93 blasts 
13 SHAIKH SHAKEEL ALIAS CHHOTA SHAKEEL (I) | 1993 blasts 
14 MEMON AYUB ABDUL RAZAK (I) | 1993 blasts 
15 ANIS IBRAHIM KASKAR SHAIKH (I) | Dawood’s brother, involved in 1993 blasts 
16 ANWAR AHMED HAJI JAMAL THEBA (I) | 1993 blasts 
17 MOHAMMED AHMED DOSA (I) | Charges similar to Theba’s 
18 JAVED PATEL ALIAS JAVED CHIKNA ALIAS JAVED DAWOOD TAILOR (I) | Charges similar to Dosa’s 
 
19 SALIM ABDUL GANI GAZI (I) | Conspiracy to cause terrorist acts in India, accomplice in blast at a gas station near Sena Bhawan 
20 RIYAZ ABU BAKAR KHATRI (I) | Landing and transportation of explosives, arms and ammunition from Shekhadi to Mumbai
21 MUNAF ABDUL MAJID HALARI (I) | Several terror acts; bought three new scooters for the 1993 blasts
22 MOHAMMED TAINUR ALIAS PHANSOPKAR SALIM MUJAHID (I) | Dawood gang member; received weapons training in Pakistan
23 KHAN BASHIR AHMED AINUL HAQ KHAN (I) | Dawood gang; received weapons training in Pakistan
24 YAKUB KHAN (I) | Dawood gang member; trained in Pakistan
25 MOHAMMED SHAFI MEMON ALIAS ZARIWALA (I) | Dawood gang member; bought vehicles for 1993 blasts
26 IRFAN AHMED GULZAR CHAUGULE (I) | Dawood gang member; got weapons training in Pakistan
27 FEROZ ABDUL RASHID KHAN (I) | Dawood gang member; facilitated landing and transportation of arms and ammunition at Dighi Jetty
28 ISHAQ ATTA HUSAIN ALIAS ALI MOOSA (I) | Conspiracy to target then Union home
minister L K Advani
29 SAGIR SABIR ALI SHAIKH (I) | Charges similar to Moosa’s
30 AFTAB BATKI (P) | Dawood gang member; handles his fake Indian currency notes racket from Pakistan
31 AZAM CHEEMA (P) | LeT commander; trained Indian youths in PoK; imported illegal arms & explosives into Patan, Gujarat, in 2001
32 SYED ZABIHUDDIN ANSARI (I) | LeT member; brought sophisticated arms and ammunitions to Aurangabad in 2006; absconding since 2006
33 IBRAHIM ATHAR ALIAS AHMED ALI ALIAS SIDDIQUI JAVED (P) | IC-814 hijacker
34 AZHAR YUSUF ALIAS MOHAMMED SALIM (P) | IC-814 hijacker
35 MISTRI ZAHUR IBRAHIM ALIAS BHOLA (P) | IC-814 hijacker
36 SAYEED SHAHID AKHTAR ALIAS DOCTOR ALIAS MOTI KHALID (P) | IC-814 hijacker
37 SHAKIR MOHAMMED ALIAS SHANKAR ALIAS RAJESH GOPAL VERMA (P) | IC-814 hijacker
38 ABDUL RAUF (P) | IC-814 hijacker
 
39 AMANULLAH KHAN (P) | Terror acts in J&K
40 MUFTI SUFIYAN (I) | Prime accused in murder of former Gujarat home minister Haren Pandya
41 NACHAN AKMAL (I) | Carried out an explosion on a local train at Mulund station in Mumbai in 2003
42 KHAN WAZHUL KAMAR (I) | Charges similar to Akmal’s
43 YAQOOB KHAN PATHAN (I) | Recruited Indians for terror; arms smuggling in Ahmedabad in 1992
44 CHANEPARAMBIL MOHAMMED BASHIR ALIAS C A M BASHIR (I) | 2003 Mulund station blast
 
45 LAKHBIR SINGH ALIAS KAKHBIR RODE (I) | Leader of International Sikh Youth Federation, a Khalistani terror outfit; terror attacks in Punjab
 
46 PARAMJIT SINGH PANJWAR ALIAS GIAN SINGH (I) | Leader of Khalistan Commando Force (Panjwar); involved in terror attacks in Punjab
 
47 RANJIT SINGH ALIAS MANPREET SINGH ALIAS NEETA (I) | Leader of Khalistan Zindabad Force; involved in a Jammu bombing case
 
48 WADHAWAN SINGH (I) | Leader of Babbar Khalsa International; killed Punjab police officers in 1981; plotted to kill chief minister Beant Singh; involved in explosion in two cinema halls in Delhi; absconding since 1982
 
49 ABU HAMZA (P): 26/11 attack; other terror attacks in J&K
 
50 AMIR REZA KHAN (I) | Member of Indian Mujahideen; involved in kidnappings and terror attacks 
 
 
 
The Times of India, June 27, 2012


Jundal ran taxi biz in Riyadh as cover to recruit men for LeT

Neeraj Chauhan TNN


New Delhi: Abu Jundal, who was jointly questioned by the NIA and the Delhi police on Tuesday at Lodi Road, told his interrogators that while teaching Hindi to the 10 terrorists in the Muzzafarabad training camp, he had asked them to “introduce themselves as residents of Toli Chowki area in Hyderabad”, sources said.
    Intelligence experts said Jundal may have asked the men to use the name of the Hyderabad locality, which reportedly used to be a hub of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, to revive its name there. However, Jundal denied any such motive.
    Jundal was staying in Riyadh on a work visa since early 2010 . There, he ran a small taxi hire service business while secretly recruiting young boys for LeT. He was staying on a passport issued from Karachi which mentioned his name as Riyasat Ali. 
 
 

Karachi celebrations turn to panic after Kasab’s capture

Neeraj Chauhan | TNN


New Delhi: As the 26/11 attack came to an end following the NSG operations in Mumbai on November 29, 2008, the control room in Karachi erupted in celebrations. As shouts of “Mubarak ho!” rang through the air, it gave away to panic when the handlers received the news that one of the terrorists, Ajmal Kasab, has been captured alive, Zabihuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal told investigators. The control room was equipped with several satellite phones, mobile handsets and televisions.
    “Jundal says that the common words after the attack came to an end were ‘Mubarak ho! Hamne teen din tak Hindustan ki security forces ke saath ladai ki, jo woh hamesha yaad karenge (We fought with Indian security forces for three days, which they will always remember)’. Since the operation had stretched for three days and Kasab had been caught, they were asked by Lakhvi to return to their hideouts,” a top investigating agency source said.
    But Kasab’s arrest came as a dampener.
They had reckoned that none of the attackers would survive. “There was considerable panic in the control room when it was learnt that Kasab had been captured alive,” sources quoted Jundal as telling officials of Delhi Police. He also told the interrogators that the Lashkar top brass was hopeful that the terror strike will end within 24 hours.
    Sources said that Jundal had no remorse that they had killed 166 people, including fellow Maharashtrians. “He feels very proud about it and says that he would do it again if he gets a chance. He is a well motivated member of Lashkar-e-Toiba, who has reached up to the top ranks of the organization in past six-seven years,” an officer said.
    Meanwhile, National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials questioned him on Tuesday at the Delhi police special cell office for
several hours. Delhi police sources said Jundal’s interrogation may lead to revelations about the hideouts of various Lashkar members and their leaders after 26/11. Jundal has reportedly given details about training camps run by Lashkar operatives in Muridke, Mansera, Azizabad, Muzzafarabad and Paanch Teeni areas of Pakistan.
    The investigators are now trying to know more about Muzammil, the operational commander of Lashkar, and LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. “He has claimed that Saeed used to visit Karachi and he has met him several times. We are questioning him on the funding part and about hideouts of Lashkar and Indian Mujahideen leaders in India,” said a source. He is also aware of attacks carried out by Indian Mujahideen chief Ahmad Zarar Siddi Bappa alias Shahrukh.



 
 

ISI and LeT bosses finetuned 26/11 plot in Karachi: Jundal

Saudi Catch Has Given Us Key Info, Say Interrogators

Neeraj Chauhan & Deeptiman Tiwary TNN


NewDelhi: Lashkar terrorist Syed Zabihuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal has given more details of the 26/ 11 conspiracy, boosting hopes of Indian investigators that he may provide them crucial information about other handlers of the terrorist attack on Mumbai and their links with the ISI, as well as the personal involvement of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed in the audacious assault.
 
    “He was one of the masterminds and is our best chance yet to nail the lies of the Lashkar-e-Taiba boss and the Inter-Services Intelligence; his revelations are absolutely critical for us,” said a senior official familiar with the details provided by the terrorist who directed the 26/11 attackers from the Lashkar control room in Karachi.
 
    The confidence stems from Jundal’s disclosure that he was involved in the 26/11 plot since it was conceived, something that makes him even special, and raises him from being a handler of the attackers to one of the masterminds. The 36-year-old Maharashtra -born terrorist, who was handed over to India by Saudi authorities, has said that the plan for a big terrorist attack on Mumbai was first mooted in 2006. It was meant to be a fidayeen mission involving Indian operatives of Lashkar, but had to be aborted after the arrests of 11 activists of the outlawed Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) in connection with the Aurangabad arms haul case.
 
    Importantly, Jundal or Zabi is one of the main accused in the case involving the seizure of a huge cache of arms and ammunition by the Maharashtra ATS. “This as well as the fact that he played a key part until the day the conspiracy was executed confirms that he can provide clarity on crucial aspects of the case,” stressed sources. They also said that Jundal has shown no remorse for being involved in the killing of so many innocents, including fellow Maharashtrians.
 
 
India gets first of its 50 most wanted
    
Zabihuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal is the first on India’s list of 50 most wanted terrorists to be brought back. The Pakistani handlers of 26/11, also on the list, are still beyond India’s reach. The list mentions 26/11 masterminds Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Hafiz Saeed, two ISI and army officers, besides Syed Abdur Rehman alias Pasha, an ex-major with Pak’s 6 Baloch Regiment, and HuJI chief Ilyas Kashmiri, who has since died. Dawood Ibrahim tops the list which was handed over by India to Pakistan in May 2011. It also contains names of Indian Mujahideen leaders. P 3  
 
US pressure, voice sample helped India
    
It was the growing cooperation between Indian and US security agencies and the Americans’ influence with Saudi Arabia that helped bring Jundal home. Last year, US authorities had intercepted calls that revealed Jundal’s presence in Saudi Arabia. They then put pressure on the Saudis and got Jundal arrested in an alleged forged passport case in May 2011. India and Pakistan fought over his citizenship and custody. But India finally won the battle when it provided voice samples from 26/11 intercepts that matched those of Jundal’s voice. India also used his father’s blood sample for a DNA test. P 3 & 11 

 
 
 
The Times of India, June 27, 2012

Another suspect in Saudi custody

Mateen Hafeez TNN


Mumbai: The deportation of 26/11 attack handler Zabihuddin Ansari and the detention of another suspect, Fasih Mahmood, by Saudi Arabia indicates it may be increasingly wary of foreign criminals on its soil.
 
    Jundal, who had been staying in Saudi for a while now, came under the R&AW scanner after it was alerted by the US. The information was shared with Saudi Arabia’s intelligence wing, Ri’asat al-Istakhbarat al-Amah, which began monitoring his movements. “Saudi police this month also detained Mahmood for his alleged role in a terror case in India. However, he has not been deported as the Saudi authorities are still confirming his role,” said a source. 

    Police sources added that earlier, most Indian fugitives would go to the UAE. “Everything was fine till they did not commit any crime there. But in 2003, Chhota Rajan gang member Sharad Shetty was killed in a pool club. UAE then deported several criminals to India . 
 
 
The Times of India, June 27, 2012

Handler Ansari’s arrest rattles Kasab

Mateen Hafeez | TNN


Mumbai: It was one piece of news that Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab least expected to hear. When the guards at Arthur Road jail in Mumbai informed the terrorist that his handler Zabihuddin Ansari was arrested, it shook the stoic demeanour of the terrorist who was part of the 10-member team that gunned down 166 persons and injured hundreds in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. A highly agitated Kasab wanted to know the details of Ansari’s arrest and his first question to the prison guards was whether his mentor would be brought to Arthur Road jail, sources said. 
 
    Jail sources said he also wanted to know when Ansari, who goes by the name of Zaby and Abu Jundal, was arrested. “Kasab was surprised to know about Ansari’s arrest. He was curious to get the details. He was desperate and wanted to know whether Jundal would also be lodged in the same prison. But when the jail authorities didn’t entertain his questions, he started pacing his cell and seemed to be in a contemplative mood,” one of the sources said.
 
    Usually, Kasab, who has been in solitary confinement, tries to make conversations with his guards. But the guards have been given strict instructions not to discuss any topic related to the case or the investigation, sources said.
 
    Kasab neither has access to television or newspaper nor does he have any calendar in his bomb-proof cell. He has to depend on the guards to figure out the day or month of the year. For the past couple of months, Kasab is brought out of his cell for an hour daily. “The authorities want to provide him with fresh air and sunlight to maintain his health,” a jail official said.
 
    Kasab, who has been convicted for his role in the 26/11 terror attacks, is now ‘Qaidi Number C-7096’. He has been held guilty of killing over 50 people, including former ATS chief Hemant Karkare. He was arrested in November 2008. 
 
 
The Times of India, June 27, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Crime Branch wants Jundal for 26/11, ATS for Pune blasts


Mateen Hafeez & Swati Deshpande | TNN


    The custody of Zabihuddin Ansari (alias Zaby alias Abu Jundal) is being sought both by the Mumbai crime branch and the Anti-Terrorism Squad.
    While the Mumbai crime branch has already obtained a production warrant from a city court for Zaby’s custody to ascertain his role in the 26/11 attacks, the ATS is preparing for a transfer warrant to take him into custody in Pune’s German Bakery blasts, the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul and several forgery cases.
 
    On Monday, Ujjwal Nikam, special public prosecutor during Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab’s trial and 26/11 investigating officer Ramesh Mahale moved a metropolitan magistrate, seeking that Jindal should be produced in a Mumbai court. Zaby is believed to have guided and controlled the terrorists at Nariman House from a Karachi control room throughout the night of November 27, 2008.
 
    “When the terror attack in Nariman House was in progress, Abu Jundal gave instructions to the attackers on phone and his conversation was intercepted by Mumbai police. The transcripts are on record. Jundal told the attackers that they should talk to the electronic media in a particular manner,” Nikam told the court. Jundal gave the attackers a certain text to be given to electronic channels. His intention was to show that 26/11 was masterminded by Indian Muslims and not Pakistani terrorists, but it was foiled by Kasab’s arrest.
 
    Nikam further added that Kasab had told the special trial judge that Jundal was in a Pakistani vessel, al-Husseni, with the 10 attackers and three other Pakistanis when they hijacked the Indian vessel Kuber. After the 10 terrorists boarded Kuber, Jundal wished them success for their mission and returned to Pakistan on the al-Husseini. Nikam added that the voice on the intercepted phone call has to be matched by a scientific spectrograph test with voice samples which will have to be taken from Jundal, so his custody was necessary. The court then issued a production warrant. 
 
 
    Zaby, 31, first came under the police scanner in 2006. “We had specific information that a person (Zaby) would come near the Manmad-Chandvad highway on May 6, 2006, with a huge consignment of arms and ammunition. We spotted three men in a Tata Sumo and an Indica driven by a man. We chased the two vehicles towards Aurangabad highway and caught the trio in the Sumo, but the man in the Indica gave us a slip. He later turned out to be Zaby, the main player in transporting the arms,” said an ATS officer who was part of the operation.
 
    The ATS arrested 21 men—six from Beed district, five from Malegaon, five at Aurangabad, two in Parbhani district and three from other places. “Zaby drove the Indica to Malegaon and met acquaintances there. He told them he had to park his car for a few days as he was going to meet a relative. The car was packed with arms,” said police. Police had seized 43kg of RDX, 50 hand grenades, 16 AK-47 rifles and 3,200 live bullets from various places, including the car. The ATS disposed of the seized explosives on July 7, 2006.
 
    Zaby, say police, underwent training in operating firearms and explosives in late 2005 or 2006. “We don’t know when exactly he went for training. But on his return, he sent around half-a-dozen youths from Maharashtra to Pakistan’s Muridke camp for training,” said an officer.
 
    “Zaby attended a meeting in a Colombo hotel where Indian Mujahideen operative Yasin Bhatkal and suspected key SIMI players like Fayyaz Kagzi and others were present. In the meeting, it was decided that Zaby would pass on LeT instructions to the Bhatkal group. Now that Zaby has been arrested, his interrogation will unravel several sensitive cases,” said a police officer.  
 
‘Jundal helped plot German Bakery blast’ Zabihuddin Ansari alias Zaby alias Abu Jindal had allegedly played a vital role in the Pune German Bakery blast, in which an RDX bomb had killed 17 people. Sources in the security establishment said that Ansari had attended a meeting in a Colombo hotel where the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) merged with the Indian Mujahideen (IM). This was revealed while the police were interrogating the lone suspect arrested for the Pune blast, Mirza Himayat Baig.
 
    “Baig told us that he was at a meeting in Colombo attended by senior IM functionaries like Fayyaz Kagazi and Zabihuddin Ansari, where the Pune blast was planned. That was where the conspirators made several modules of their recruits. On the one hand there was Kagazi and Zaby, while the other group was led by Riyaz Bhatkal and Iqbal Bhatkal, who are suspected to be in Pakistan. The Bhatkals are also wanted for their roles in the Ahmedabad, Delhi and 13/7 Mumbai blasts and foiled Surat blasts,” said a police source.
 
    “The court will soon declare five people -- Fayyaz Kagzi, Mohsin Chaudhry, Yasin Bhatkal, Iqbal Bhatkal and Riyaz Bhatkal -- as absconders in the Pune blast case and red-corner notices will be issued against them,” said a police officer. Mateen Hafeez | TNN VOICE OF TERROR

Abu Jundal taught the 10 26/11 terrorists Hindi in Pakistan and directed them from LeT’s Karachi control room during the attacks


Zabihuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal had been staying as Riasat Ali in Saudi Arabia under a Pakistani passport


He was deported from the Gulf on Monday and arrested on his arrival at Indira Gandhi International in New Delhi


Police will now take Zabihuddin’s voice samples and match them with Jundal’s voice on the 26/11 tapes


LONG-DISTANCE ATTACKER: Abu Jundal reportedly coordinated the Nariman House attack over the phone from Karachi throughout the night of November 27, 2008
 
 

VIOLENT ROAD: MAZALGAON TO KARACHI


Birth Of A Terrorist | Zabihuddin ‘Zaby’ Ansari was born on November 31, 1980 in a small village, Mazalgaon, in Beed district. He studied in the Urdu medium up to Class X and reportedly later studied at the Indian Technical Institute in Beed. He reportedly became an electrician. Ansari, however, remained jobless and became involved with the Students Islamic Movement of India. He first went for terror training to Pakistan in the mid-2000s and grew to conduct recruiting for terror outfits like the Indian Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba. He also visited Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia. He has gone by the aliases Abu Jundal and Riasat Ali 
 
 26/11: CALLING THE SHOTS As Abu Jundal, Zabihuddin Ansari is accused of being the lone Indian in the Lashkar-e-Toiba’s control room in Karachi from where the 26/11 attackers were guided. Police say that Jundal instructed terrorists Babar Imran and Nasir, who attacked Nariman House (Chabad House) in Colaba. The attack began at around 9.45 pm on November 26, 2008 and continued till 7 pm on November 28. Nine people, including the rabbi of the Jewish group, his wife and an NSG commando, were killed. Jundal reportedly told the terrorists that 26/11 was just a ‘trailer’ of what was to come. Police will now match Ansari’s voice sample with Jundal’s to verify he is the same person. Jundal used Voice Over Internet Protocol to talk to the terrorists
 
 
COLD-BLOODED MURDER Transcript of conversation between Pakistan-based Abu Jundal, a handler of the 26/11 terrorists, and a terrorist at Chabad House:
 
Handler: Remember that every one person you kill there is like taking 50 lives…  
H: Listen. 
Terrorist: Yes, yes. 
H: Get rid of these people. Kill them.  
T: By Allah’s wish it is all quiet. There is no movement.  
H: No, no wait. Shoot. If firing starts, you won’t know the timing, direction and intensity. 
 T: I’ve run out of grenades. 
H: Do it.  
T: What? Shoot them?  
H: Yes. Make them sit up and shoot them in the backs of their heads.  
(Later) H: Have you done the job or not?
 T: No, I will do it front of you. I was waiting for you. 
H: Do it in the name of Allah. (Woman screams: Please don’t kill me!) 
 H: You killed one?  
T: Both together. 
T: Allah willing, today is Friday. Today will be the final fight. 
 H: Use all of your might. Do it. Shoot them. Get them.  
T: Intense fire has started. Firing has started in our room.  
H: Take cover. (A little later) H: Yes, what happened?  
T: I’ve been hit. 
H: Where?  
T: In my side and on my leg. 
H: May Allah protect you. 
 T: Pray for me, so that I attain martyrdom. 
 
 AURANGABAD ARMS HAUL On May 6, 2006, the police chased two vehicles on the Manmad-Chandvad highway and stopped one of them, a Tata Sumo, in Aurangabad district. Three men trying to flee were arrested and 30kg RDX, 13 AK-47s and 3,200 live bullets were recovered. However, Zabihuddin Ansari escaped in the second car, an Indica. On May 9, the police arrested three men while they were driving the Indica in Malegaon. 13kg RDX was recovered from the vehicle. Over the next few days, 3 more AK-47s were recovered from an electronics shop in Malegaon and 50 hand grenades from Ankai village. 21 youths were arrested and the trial is on  
 
HUNTING ABU JUNDAL
    When Mohammad Ahmad Khwaja, a HuJI activist from Hyderabad, was arrested in Chennai in early 2010, he told police that Abu Jundal was the alias of Zabihuddin Ansari, a Lashkar operative from Maharashtra
 
    Abu Jundal was thought to be the lone Indian in the LeT control room in Karachi during the 26/11 attacks
    Interrogators were alerted to the possibility of an Indian being in the Karachi control room after Jindal used the word ‘prashasan’— ‘administration’ in Hindi—while instructing the Nariman House terrorists

 
    Khwaja identified Ansari after hearing recordings of the conversation during the 26/11 attacks between Jundal and the terrorists at Chhabad House
 
    At the time intel agencies were not 100% sure if Ansari was Abu Jundal. They suspected that Jundal could have been the alias of fugitive Indian LeT jihadi Abdul Aziz Gidda
 
    Ajmal Kasab, the gunman given the death penalty in the 26/11 case, said in his deposition before a special court that a person named Abu Jundal taught the 10 terrorists Hindi 
 
 CASE FILE | Zabihuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal is accused in the following 
cases: 1: 26/11 Mumbai attacks, 
2: Aurangabad arms haul, 
3: German Bakery blast in Pune, 
4: Train blast in Ahmedabad of 2006, and 
5: A forgery case





DEADLY CARGO: A total of 43 kg of RDX, 16 AK-47 rifles, 50 hand grenades and 3,200 bullets were recovered in the case


MAY 6, 2006: Cops chase and catch a Sumo jeep in Aurangabad district. They seize a huge cache of arms and ammunition and arrest 3


MAY 6, 2006: Zabihuddin Ansari manages to flee from the spot in an Indica. His vehicle has explosives too


MAY 9, 2006: Three men are arrested while they are using the Indica in Malegaon. More explosives are recovered
The Times of India, June 26, 2012