Aurangabad arms haul case: 26/11 Plotter Abu Jundal held guilty

Mumbai: Abu Jundal, a key plotter of 26/11 terror attacks, was on Thursday declared guilty in Aurangabad arms haul case.

While delivering the order, the court accepted prosecution's case that there was a conspiracy after 2002 Gujarat riots to eliminate then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and VHP’s Pravin Togadia. 

Court acquitted eight others in the case while trial of two have been sepreted.

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.