Aurangabad Arms Haul Case: Abu Jundal Sentenced For Life

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Mumbai: Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal and six other convicts were awarded life imprisonment in 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case on Tuesday.

A Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court sent the other two convicts to 14 years of jail and the remaining three were sentenced to 8 years of imprisonment.

Jundal and 11 others were found guilty in 2006 Aurangabad Arms haul by the MCOCA court last week. Special MCOCA Judge Shrikant Anekar acquitted eight others in the case while trial of two accused have been separated.

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he trial, which had resumed in 2013 after the arrest of Abu Jundal, had concluded in March this year before the MCOCA court here. On May 8, 2006, a Maharashtra ATS team chased a Tata Sumo and an Indica car on Chandwad-Manmad highway near Aurangabad and arrested three terror suspects and seized 30kg of RDX, 10 AK-47 assault rifles and 3,200 bullets.

The Indica, allegedly driven by Jundal, managed to give police the slip. Jundal, who hails from Beed district of Maharashtra, drove to Malegaon and a few days later he escaped to Bangladesh from where he fled to Pakistan, according to the state police.

He was deported to India from Saudi Arabia in 2012. The court had last year framed charges against the LeT operative in connection with 26/11 attacks case.