Mumbai: Mumbai police on Tuesday filed a supplementary charge sheet in the 26/11 case naming Abu Jundal as a key conspirator and highlighting the role of Pakistan's ISI in the terror attack, four months after the LeT operative was deported from Saudi Arabia. (Agencies)
The Crime Branch filed a voluminous 14,676-page charge sheet in the court of Additional Metropolitan Magistrate PS Rathod in which the role of ISI and LeT operatives before, during and after the attacks find mention in detail, said Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy.
"Jundal has clearly fixed the role of ISI in exporting terror to India. It was ISI's major Sameer, who provided arms and ammunition for the heinous crime in Mumbai. The ISI had helped Jundal sneak into Dhaka in May 2006 and from there it ensured he reached Pakistan on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight without any valid documents," Roy said.
The Crime Branch, which mentioned 35 accused as wanted in its first charge sheet, has now added to the list 12 more, all Pakistanis, including Sameer. The names of 11 other wanted accused mentioned in today's charge sheet are Nadeem alias Shahid, Sajid Meer, Yakub, Quasim, Ehsaan Ulla, Saad Shabbir, Hasan Abu Hammad, Rashid Abdulla alias Abdul Raziz, Abu Shoeb, Abu Osama and Imran alias Zeeshan.
During the mayhem, ISI personnel had even visited the control room that had been set up in the office of LeT's naval chief Yakub at Malir in Karachi, he said.
It was from this control room, equipped with two televisions, phone connections, laptops among other things that Jundal had issued instructions to the terrorists holed up inside Nariman House, a Jewish outreach centre, Roy said.
The chargesheet includes names of 1,783 witnesses.
A native of Beed district of Maharashtra, Jundal was subjected to custodial interrogation after he was brought here from Delhi where he had been arrested following his deportation from Saudi Arabia in June this year. Mumbai Police arrested Jundal in the 26/11 case on July 21.
The attacks at Mumbai's landmarks including CST railway station and Taj Mahal Hotel had left 166 dead and many more injured.
The 26/11 handler was also allegedly involved in other terror-related cases in Maharashtra including the Aurangabad arms haul case, 2010 German Bakery blast in Pune and the plan to attack police academy in Nashik.
The charge sheet has details about Jundal's role in the 26/11 attacks, his terror training in Pakistan, preparations made for the final assault, LeT's hierarchy, the precise role played by the actors in the attacks as also in the terror outfit, training methods and operational linkages in India.
According to Jundal, who received remuneration of Rs 4000 a month, LeT training camps enjoy full support from local and Federal police and paramilitary organisations in Pakistan.
Mumbai: Mumbai police on Tuesday filed a supplementary charge sheet in the 26/11 case naming Abu Jundal as a key conspirator and highlighting the role of Pakistan's ISI in the terror attack, four months after the LeT operative was deported from Saudi Arabia.