The Mumbai Police has moved a Delhi court seeking custody of alleged 26/11 Mumbai terror attack key handler Abu Jundal, who is currently in the custody of the Special Cell of the Delhi Police.
The Crime Branch of the Mumbai Police approached the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Vinod Yadav for Jundal’s custody in connection with various cases of murder, attempt to
murder and other offences under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Arms Act, which are being probed by the Crime Investigation Department (CID), Mumbai.
“Let the reply to this application be called from investigating officer (IO) of the Special Cell on 27 June” the CMM said.
The Mumbai Police’ application was accompanied by a request letter issued by a Mumbai court asking that the 30-year-old Jundal be produced before it. “In view of letter of Additional CMM 37th Court, Mumbai, it is humbly prayed that direction be kindly issued to produce the accused person (Abu Jundal) before it,” the Mumbai Police said in its application.
Jundal alias Abu Hamza alias Sayyed Zaibuddin was arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police from the Indira Gandhi International Airport here and was produced before the CMM’s court on 21 June.
He is currently in the custody of Special Cell till 5 July. Jundal 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.