Mumbai : Key 26/11 handler Abu Jundal is understood to have applied in a special court here for recording of his confession statement in connection with the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, official sources said. The alleged Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operative Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal is in police custody till Aug 13.
The special court will decide on this application Monday when he is produced before the court for further custody. Jundal s application came a day after he was reportedly brought face to face with the sole surviving gunman of Mumbai terror attack Ajmal Kasab, who identified him as one of the conspirators of the 26/11 attacks late Thursday night.
Kasab and Jundal were questioned by police inside the high security Arthur Road Jail, where Kasab is lodged. On July 21, Jundal was taken to Mumbai after a Delhi court handed over his custody to police here for probing his alleged role in the Mumbai terror attack.
Jundal is also an accused in other cases in Maharashtra including the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case, the 2010 German Bakery blast in Pune and an alleged plot to attack the Nashik Police Academy. Sources said that Jundal also met American LeT operative David Headley, a co-accused in the 26/11 attacks.