New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Thursday sent Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Syed Zabiuddin or Abu Jundal, key handler of 26/11 Mumbai attack, to 15 day police custody with the Delhi Police Special Cell.

Notably, the National Investigating Agency (NIA) has also sought the custody of Abu Jundal but the court had on Wednesday adjourned the hearing till Thursday after the Delhi police opposed the petition.

Sources said that the court has not handed over Jundal’s custody to NIA as the investigation by the Special Cell of the Delhi police has not been completed yet in the case.

NIA has sought the custody on the grounds that the probe agency had not interrogated Jundal in relation to the June 8 FIR and that he was quizzed in the custody of Delhi police in connection with the case relating to the larger conspiracy in the Mumbai terror attack of 2008 involving US national David Coleman Headley.

Both Jundal, an Indian national, and Headley, a Pakistani American, have confessed to their role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

Jundal was arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here June 21 after his deportation from Saudi Arabia. He is being interrogated by several investigating teams including the Intelligence Bureau, Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad team and Delhi Police.


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