In yet another breakthrough in the 26/11 Mumbai attack case, lone surviving terrorist Ajmal Kasab has reportedly identified Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal as his handler in the 2008 terror attacks.
The Mumbai Crime Branch brought Jundal and Kasab face-to-face on Thursday after the officers were given the go-ahead from the Maharashtra government.
Kasab confronted Jundal inside the former's high security galvanised prison in Arthur Road Jail. The two terrorists were probed by investigators for nearly two hours. During the course of investigation, Kasab is said to have confirmed Jundal as one of the conspirators of the attacks.
Since his arrest in June, Jundal allegedly spilled several details about the caucus and the conspiracies involved in carrying out the worst-terror attack against India in 2008, when at least 166 people were killed. He was also said to have confessed before the interrogators his role in the conspiracy and revealed that he tutored Hindi language to ten terrorists including Kasab. He was alleged to be among those who saw the send-off of the recruited terrorists from the Karachi coast.
Jundal is a suspected handler of the LeT grroup in India and is believed to have held a high rank. Raised in the Beed districts of Maharashtra, Jundal had travelled to Pakistan for terror training.
According to intelligence agencies, he was allegedly heard in the radio intercepts used for directing the terrorists group in Mumbai, from the "control room" in Pakistan.
Jundal was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International airport on June 21 by the Delhi police officials after he was deported from Saudi Arabia.