Ahmedabad:Gujarat Police have discovered startling facts after interrogating Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist Abu Jundal. Jundal is currently in the custody of Gujarat Police. Delhi and Maharashtra Police interrogation focussed on 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
Gujarat Police have founbd that the terrorists had plans to assasinate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The interrogations has also revealed that Gujarat riots were an important incident that has pushed several youths to terrorism.
Jundal has told Gujarat Police that the attrocities in Gujarat riots have made him hate Modi and he wants to kill the chief minister. Jundal further said that LeT dropped the plan of Modi’s assasination after contemplating on its aftermath. Jundal said it was feared that his assasination may trigger a situation worse than Gujarat riots.
The LeT terrorist also told police that his organsation used Gujarat riots as an emotional trigger to introduce Gujarat youths to terrorism. A strong teror network has been built in the state.
Gujarat ATS brought Abu Jundal alias Syed Zabiuddin, alleged LeT operative and key handler of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, to the state capital on October 21 in connection with the 2006 train blast at Ahmedabad Railway Station in which he is alleged to be one of the main conspirators.
"Following a Delhi Court granting us his custody till October 31, we have brought him here under proper security arrangements from Tihar Jail," said Gujarat ATS DIG Manoj Shashidhar.
A magistrate's court in Delhi handed over Jundal’s custody to Gujarat ATS. He is one of the main conspirators behind Karnawati Express blast on February 19, 2006. As per the Delhi court's order Jundal had to be brought with proper security arrangements.
At 1:45 AM on February 19, 2006, an RDX-filled bomb exploded in coach SC-1 of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Karnavati Express at platform number 2 at Kalupur railway station in the city, leaving more then 14 persons injured. The case was initially investigated by Ahmedabad Crime Branch and was later handed over to the Anti-Terrorist Squad.
Four accused including Jundal had been shown as absconders in the case, while three persons-a railway police constable, a porter and another man called Aslam Kashmiri, were arrested. Trial against them is underway in the sessions court in Ahmedabad. (With PTI inputs)