2008 Mumbai terror attack
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Mumbai police moved the Tis Hazari court seeking the custody of Abu Jindal seeking the custody of Abu Jindal, an alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist in connection with the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.

Abu Jindal, is currently under Delhi Police custody after he was arrested at the Indira Gandhi international airport in Delhi while arriving from the Gulf on June 21.

Jindal is suspected to be one of the six LeT handlers, who instructed the Mumbai attacks from Pakistan "control room."  

The crime wing of Mumbai police department will be probing Jindal on various cases under Indian Penal Code (IPC), including Arms Act.

Sources said that the Mumbai police have planned to confront Jindal with Abdul Ajmal Kasab and his testimony once they secure his custody. Kasab is the lone attacker captured alive by the police during the 26/11 attacks.  

A letter of request issued by a Mumbai court has also been attached with the police petition for Jindal's custody. In the letter, the court has requested for producing Jindal before it, so it could try him in connection with terror cases.

Jindal's arrest is being considered as a major breakthrough in the Mumbai attacks case. He is expected to throw more light on the conspiracies and people involved in carrying out the gruesome 26/11 terror attacks in India, which at killed at least 166 innocent people and injured many.

Jindal is reported to have many names like - Abu Hamza alias Syed Zabiuddin alias Zabi Ansari alias Riyasat Ali. He is accused of teaching Hindi language to terrorists. He is also caught on radio intercepts instructing the attacks in Mumbai and killing the people.

Jindal is also believed to have involvement in other attack cases including the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) attack in Bangalore, the Mumbai train blast in 2006 that killed at least 180 people, the Chinnaswamy Stadium attack in Bangalore in 2010 and several terror attacks in Gujarat. 

In 2008, a group of 10 terrorists sailed from Pakistan to India, opened fire in the streets of Mumbai, indiscriminately killing many civilians.

There are reports of the Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence's (ISI) links with the terrorists involved in the Mumbai 2008 attacks.

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