Mumbai terror attack: Confession forced, says prime accused Abu Jundal

Abu Jundal

"Jundal's family had sent an application seeking legal aid to defend him in Aurangabad Arms haul case. We rejected the application and will not be defending him," Gulzar Azmi said.

"As a policy, we do not provide assistance to any person with a criminal background. We offered legal aid to Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case as we felt they were innocent. The court acquitted them and even the Supreme Court upheld the decision," he said.

However, in the case of Jundal, the NGO's legal team was not convinced of his innocence and it was decided to reject his family's plea, Azmi added.

On May 8, 2006, a Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad team had chased a Tata Sumo and an Indica car on Chandwad-Manmad highway near Aurangabad and arrested three terror suspects and seized 30 kg of RDX, 10 AK-47 assault rifles and 3,200 bullets.

The Indica was allegedly driven by Jundal who managed to give police the slip.

Hailing from Beed district of Maharashtra, Jundal then allegedly drove to Malegaon and handed over the vehicle to an acquaintance.

In May 2006, he had escaped to Bangladesh from where he went to Pakistan on a fake passport obtained with the help of LeT operatives, according to the crime branch which probed the case.

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