The distinctive Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court docket on Tuesday sentenced 26/11 handler and convict within the Aurangabad palms haul case Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal to life imprisonment. Six others had been additionally provided lifestyles imprisonment via special decide S.L. Anekar.
Of the 12 convicts, the court docket sentenced to 14 years and three others to eight years in jail.
On July 28, the court docket upheld the prosecution’s declare that this become a conspiracy after the 2002 Gujarat riots to put off then Gujarat Leader Minister Narendra Modi and VHP chief Praveen Togadia and acquitted eight accused.
The 2006 Aurangabad hands haul case relates to the conspiracy wherein 22 accused had procured big amount of arms and explosives to allegedly target political leaders to avenge the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Based totally on a tip-off, the plan become foiled with the aid of a crew of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). On Can also eight, 2006, the squad chased a Tata Sumo and a Tata Indica automobile on the Chandwad-Manmad Highway close to Aurangabad and arrested 3 terror suspects — Mohammed Aamir Shakil Ahmed, Mohammed Juber Sayyed Anwar and Abdul Azeem Abdul Jameel Shaikh alias Raja — from the Tata Sumo.
Abu Jundal drove car with fingers to Malegaon
In step with the prosecution within the Aurangabad arm haul case, in May 2006, a large consignment of arms and explosives became transported in an unknown navy-inexperienced tempo to Pimpli-Dhulia village where a number of Pakistani nationals in conjunction with Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal and other accused shifted the consignment into a Tata Sumo and Tata Indica before transporting it.
The Tata Indica, which become allegedly pushed by Abu Jundal, presently in Arthur Avenue jail for his function inside the 26/eleven Mumbai terrorist assault, had under mysterious circumstances controlled to escape the ATS crew that was chasing them, while the Sumo with guns was intercepted.
RDX, rifles seized
The ATS group had later recovered the Tata Indica, and in total seized 30 kg RDX packed in the significant processing unit (CPU) of a pc, 10 AK-47 attack rifles and three,200 bullets.
Break out to Bangladesh
Jundal allegedly drove to Malegaon and handed over the vehicle to an acquaintance.
Later in Might also 2006, he escaped to Bangladesh from wherein he fled to Pakistan on a fake passport obtained with the assist of Let operatives, In line with the crime department. Jundal was arrested in 2012, after his deportation to India.
One hundred witnesses examined
The prosecution tested overall 100 witnesses and extra than 2000 documents to show that the arms were found within the possession of the accused.
The prosecution has additionally relied on the confessional announcement of ten accused in which they found out the info of conspiracy and involvement of different accused.