Mumbai: Mumbai 26/11 terror attack convict Ajmal Kasab was on Thursday confronted with terror suspect Abu Jundal at Arthur Road Jail here and Kasab identified the latter as "one of the main conspirators" of the attack.

After Maharashtra government gave permission to bring the two face to face, the Crime Branch of Mumbai police took Jundal to the high-security jail, where Kasab is lodged in a bomb-proof egg-shaped cell since 2008, on Thursday evening.

Kasab, Jundal to be jointly questioned

The two were interrogated together for at least one and half hours and during the interface', Kasab, the lone surviving Pakistani terrorist of the 26/11, said Jundal was one of the main conspirators, police sources said.

Police had decided to confront the two after Jundal, one of the handlers of the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack, made some revelations during interrogation about training imparted to terrorists in Pakistan.

He had allegedly told the police that he had taught Hindi to the 26/11 attackers.

Jundal was allegedly in contact with two terrorists during the siege of Chabad House, a Jewish outreach centre, during the Mumbai attack of November 26, 2008.

Jundal had also said that he had met LeT operative David Headley, a co-accused in the 26/11 attack case.

Syed Zabiuddin Ansari, alias Abu Jundal, 31, a native of Beed district of Maharashtra, was arrested in the 26/11 case on July 21 this year by Mumbai Police after he was brought here from Delhi where he had been apprehended in another case after being deported from Saudi Arabia in June this year.

The Crime Branch of the Mumbai Police had written to the state government last week, seeking to interrogate Kasab.

Jundal was allegedly a member of the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen before joining Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Jundal allegedly provided training to Kasab and the nine other men who attacked Mumbai. He has reportedly shared with interrogators, details of ISI officers and top Lashkar leaders, who he says supervised the control room in Karachi  from where he, along with five other handlers, instructed the 10 terrorists on the ground in Mumbai about how to strike.

Ansari is also suspected to have been involved in several other terror attacks and plans in India like the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case and the 2010 German Bakery blast in Pune.

(Agencies)

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