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Zabiuddin Ansari


Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari, also known as Abu Hamza and Abu Jundal is an Indian national and an alleged Islamic Fundamentalist and Terrorist. He belongs to the Indian Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba groups.

Abu Jundal is accused of being involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Jundal's name was listed in the list of "50 most wanted criminals sheltered in Pakistan" released by India on 21 May 2011. He had served as the handler of the 10 LeT terrorists during 2008 Mumbai attacks. He is a suspect or an accused in several cases such as the Ahmedabad railway station blast case of February 19, 2006, the Aurangabad arms haul case of May 2006 and co-accused in German Bakery blast case. He was deported from Saudi Arabia on 25 June 2012 and is currently in the custody of Indian security agencies.

Abu Jundal has been charged with teaching Hindi and the Mumbai dialect to the 10 Pakistani terrorists who were attacked Mumbai in November 2008. Jundal was alleged to have been present with Lashkar-e-Toiba founder Hafeez Saeed, ISI's Major Iqbal, Lashkar-e-Toiba operational commander Zaki-Ur Rehman Lakhvi and several others in the Pakistan control room monitoring the Mumbai attack. The control room was destroyed soon after the attack.

Delhi Police files Chargesheet

The Delhi Police Special Cell has filed a chargesheet against Abu Jundal in a Delhi court on September 20, 2012. Even though Jundal is a key suspect in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the chargesheet was filed by the Delhi police because they had arrested Pakistani national Mohammed Adil while investigating the Jama Masjid blast case and on his lead tracked down Abu Jundal.

Jundal has been booked under offences dealing with Explosive Substances Act, terror charges, Passport and Arms acts. He has been charged under Indian Penal Code Sections 471, 489 (B), 489 (C) and 120 (B).

The court on September 26, 2012 issued a production warrant for Jundal who is currently in custody of Mumbai Police's Anti-Terrorism Squad.

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