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Maharashtra ATS gets custody of 26/11 accused Abu Jundal

The Maharashtra anti terror squad has got custody of Abu Jundal, alleged to be the handler of the gunmen who carried out the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

The ATS had been seeking Jundal's custody ever since he was arrested in a special operation in New Delhi in June.

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Earlier while seeking Jundal's custody, the ATS had said they wanted to confront him with the lone surviving Mumbai terror accused Mohammed Ajmal Kasab.

Jundal had allegedly trained the 10 Pakistani terrorists who had attacked Mumbai on 26 November, 2008, besides teaching them basic Hindi and apprising them of Mumbai’s topography.

He was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport on 21 June and was in the custody of the Delhi Police.

He has been arrested in connection with an FIR registered on 22 November 2011 relating to the arrest of Indian Mujahideen operatives and is also being interrogated for his involvement in blasts in Delhi's Jama Masjid, Pune's German Bakery and Bangalore's Chinnaswamy stadium blasts.

He has been booked under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Explosive Substances Act, the Passport Act and various sections of the IPC.

With inputs from PTI