MCOCA court convicts Abu Jundal in Aurangabad Arms Haul Case

Published on: 28 July 2016 12:03 PM GMT
MCOCA court convicts Abu Jundal in Aurangabad Arms Haul Case

Mumbai: Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari (Abu Jundal) and eleven others were, on Thursday, held guilty in 2006 Aurangabad Arms Haul Case by the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court.

Of the 22 people arrested in the case, the court today acquitted ten and convicted the remaining twelve for conspiring to eliminate the then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and Vishva Hindu Parishad's Pravin Togadia, after the Gujarat riots in year 2002.

The MCOCA court said that there was a larger conspiracy to carry out terror strikes by the accused in the name of 'jihad'.

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On May 8, 2006, a Maharashtra ATS team had arrested three terror suspects in an Indica allegedly driven by Jundal and seized 30 kilograms of RDX, ten AK-47 assault rifles and 3,200 bullets from Chandwad-Manmad highway near Aurangabad.

About Abu Jundal:

  • Jundal hails from Beed district of Maharashtra and is a LeT operative. He was deported to India from Saudi Arabia in 2012.
  • The court had last year framed charges against the LeT operative in connection with 26/11 attacks case.

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