New Delhi: Alleged 26/11 conspirator and Lashkar-e-Toiba mastermind Abu Jundal has told interrogators that after the Mumbai attacks, the headquarters of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was shifted to Dulai in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) under pressure.
Sources said that Jundal has also confessed that he had met LeT's operational commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi in the Pakistan jail.
Spilling the beans, he has further said that after 26/11, he fled to Pakistan and was running a business of sale and purchase of cars in Rawalpindi.
Earlier, he admitted that the LeT is imparting paragliding training to its recruits at its camp in Muzaffarabad in the Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
He also said that paragliding has been made a part of the training curriculum of the LeT cadres. The police are verifying whether Jundal himself has received paragliding training. Officials haven't ruled it out completely as Jundal himself was in charge of training the 26/11 terrorists.
The police have rubbished reports of Jundal being trained to fly planes. Meanwhile, the NIA moved for his custody on Thursday. The NIA registered an FIR against Abu Jundal and another terrorist Fayaz Kagzi for planning to organise terrorist attacks in India. The FIR filed on Thursday is under several sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Kagzi along with Jundal is a senior operative of the Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba, which carried out the Mumbai carnage in November 2008. The FIR has been registered on the basis of an Intelligence Bureau information that came almost 20 days back.
Sources say that Jundal told interrogators that Kagzi was his senior in college and had motivated him, and later and introduced him to Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Aslam Kashmiri. According to the sources Jundal was sent to Kathmandu in 2005 for training for two months in arms and explosives.
He came back from Kathmandu and got involved with the February 2006 Ahmedabad blast. He also worked with Riyaz and Iqbal Bhatkal to recruit people for Lashkar-e-Toiba and Indian Mujahideen.
Meanwhile, Jundal's mother Rihana Begum held a press conference in Maharashtra's Beed on Thursday claiming that her son was not involved in the 26/11 strikes. Begun said that her son was not a terrorist and blamed the police for falsely implicating him. She claimed that the family was not made to undergo a DNA test to ascertain Jundal's identity as was being claimed by security agencies.
"My son is a very religious person, he can't do anything like this. He is not a terrorist," said Begum.
The 30-year-old Jundal, whose real name is Zabiuddin Ansari, was arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on June 21 after being deported by Saudi Arabia on India's request. He is currently in the custody of Delhi Police Special Cell.