A MCOCA court on Thursday convicted 26/11 handler Abu Jundal and eleven others in 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case. The court ruled that arm hauling was a larger conspiracy in aftermath of 2002 Gujarat riots to eliminate then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and VHP’s Pravin Togadia. 22 accused were on trial in the case for procuring huge amount of arms and explosives to allegedly target the political leaders accused for the 2002 Gujarat riots. A Maharashtra ATS team had seized 30 kg RDX, 10 AK-47 assault rifles and 3,200 bullets from three suspects on Chandwad-Manmad highway near Aurangabad.
The prosecution in its statement claimed that the consignment came in an unknown army-green coloured tempo at Pimpli- Dhulia village. Some of Pakistani nationals along with Abu Jundal and other accused shifted the consignment into the Tata Sumo and Tata Indica.
The prosecution examined total 100 witnesses and presented 2000 documents to prove that the arms were recovered from the possession of the accused. The prosecution also lamented on the confession statement made by the ten accused where the also revealed the details of conspiracy.
Abu Jundal was facing charges under sections of MCOCA, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosive Substances Act and the Arms Act. Jundal is under trial for role in 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, 2010 German Bakery blast in Pune and is a alleged plotter for attacks on vital installations in Nashik.