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ATS files supplementary charge sheet against Abu Jundal

Posted on Nov 09, 09:39PM | UNI

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) today filed a supplementary charge sheet against alleged 26/11 handler Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case before a special court here.

ATS ACP Ashok Kamath lodged the 263-page supplementary charge sheet in the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) special court of Judge S V Modak, said Shahid Nadeem Ansari, one of the lawyers appearing in the case.

He has been charged under various sections of MCOCA, Arms Act, Explosives Act and other laws, he said.

The ATS has named Jundal as the 22nd prime and final accused in the Aurangabad arms haul case, which has so far named 21 others as accused.

This is in addition to the 3,650-page supplementary charge sheet filed by the ATS against Jundal last week for his role in the May 8, 2006, Aurangabad arms haul case, before the special MCOCA court, Mr Ansari said.

In the sensational 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case, police recovered 43 kg RDX, 50 hand grenades, 16 AK-47 army assault rifles and over 3,000 bullets from two cars on the Chandwad-Manmad Highway.

According to investigators, Jundal, who hails from Beed in Maharashtra, was allegedly driving one of the vehicles.

The special MCOCA court had framed charges against the 21 accused, barring Jundal, in August this year in this case.

Besides these two cases, Jundal is also being probed for his role in the February 2010 German Bakery bomb blast of Pune.

Last month, the Mumbai Police had filed a voluminous 13,000-page charge sheet against him for his role in the November 26, 2008, Mumbai terror attacks case before another court here.

Jundal, who was arrested by the New Delhi police on June 21, is lodged in a Gujarat jail in connection with his role in the Karnavati Express blast case in Ahmedabad.