Ahmedabad: Gujarat ATS yesterday brought Abu Jundal, alleged LeT operative and key handler of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, to the city in connection with the 2006 train blast at Ahmedabad railway station in which he is alleged to be one of the main conspirators.
“Following a Delhi Court granting us his custody till 31 October, we have brought him here under proper security arrangements from Tihar Jail,” said Gujarat ATS DIG Manoj Shashidhar.
A magistrate’s court in Delhi handed over Jundal alias Syed Zabiuddin’s custody to Gujarat ATS on Saturday. He is one of the main conspirators behind Karnawati Express blast on 19 February 2006.
As per the Delhi court’s order Jundal had to be brought with proper security arrangements. He will be produced before a local court, following which ATS Gujarat can commence his custodial interrogation.
Jundal was brought to Ahmedabad on a flight.
At 1.45 am on 19 February 2006, an RDX-filled bomb exploded in coach SC-1 of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Karnavati Express at platform number 2 at Kalupur railway station in the city, leaving more then 14 persons injured.
The case was initially investigated by Ahmedabad Crime Branch and was later handed over to the Anti-Terrorist Squad.
Four accused including Jundal had been shown as absconders in the case, while three persons — a railway police constable, a porter and another man called Aslam Kashmiri, were arrested.
Trial against them is underway in the sessions court here.