Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Saturday sent key suspect in the 26/11Mumbai terror attacks case Abu Jundal to police custody till July 31, according to an official.

Jundal, said to be the main handler of the 10 Pakistani terrorists who attacked Mumbai, was flown to the metropolis early Saturday the day after a New Delhi court handed over his custody to the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for his role in the terror attacks.

Amidst tight security, he was taken from the airport to a secret location and presented before a magistrate in south Mumbai on Saturday.

Mumbai police have got his custody in connection with four terror cases, including 26/11, Pune German Bakery blast of 2010, attack on Nashik police training academy and the 2006 Aurangabad arms case, the official said.

Delhi's Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav on Friday directed that Jundal be handed over to Mumbai ATS after the Delhi Police said he was no longer required to be interrogated by it in the Jama Masjid attack case.
Jundal is wanted by the Mumbai Police in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case, the 26/11 Mumbai mayhem, the 2010 German Bakery blast and attack on Nashik Academy, a state-level training institution for Maharashtra Police personnel.
"This accused is required in Mumbai in four cases. This court deems it fit at this stage to transfer the custody of the accused to ATS Mumbai only for the purpose of production of this accused before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Mumbai on July 21 before 4 PM," the court ordered Friday.
"The CMM, Mumbai would in his wisdom consider the comparative merit and the requirement of the accused in the four cases and would grant custody of this accused accordingly," the court had said.
The court also directed that "after completion of the interrogation of the accused in these four cases, he be brought back to Delhi, so that the issue of handing over of his custody to NIA and other agencies may be considered."
Mumbai ATS had told the court that Jundal's custody is "absolutely essential" in the Aurangabad arms haul case, where he is an accused and has been declared a proclaimed offender.
Officers from the Detection Crime Branch and Mumbai ATS also stressed for Jundal's custody in the German bakery blast case and the Nashik Police Academy case, saying he was one of the conspirators in those incidents.


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