New Delhi: Festering India's 26/11 wound, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday said that Lashkar-e-Taiba operative Abu Jundal, who was deported from Saudi Arabia, was an agent of Indian intelligence agencies.
Malik said, "We are also puzzled. Abu Jundal was a known criminal. He was an agent of Indian intelligence agency (wo kisi intelligence agency, Indians ka, ek source bhi raha). He himself is saying. We are not saying. We have seen records.
The Mumbai attack in 2008 by 10 LeT terrorists left 166 people dead and 238 injured. Jundal is one of the key accused in this case and was apparently present in the control room set up by the Pakistan-based terror outfit during the three day mayhem.
According to a senior official, Jundal was in the custody of Saudi authority for one year during which Pakistan had mounted diplomatic pressure as it felt he may spill the beans about state actors being involved in the 26/11 attack.
As per reports, Malik also said that apart from Jundal there were two others Indians who had gone to Pakistan.
"We are puzzled why did they go to Pakistan it is a matter of records," he said.
The terrorist's fake Pakistani passport and fake Pakistani national identity card were also recovered.
Malik said, "You are aware that things had taken an alarming turn, with both countries massing their troops on the border. Things would have been worse if the leadership on both sides had not shown maturity."
Previously, Jundal has revealed quite a number of important information about the LeT and its commanders in operation. He has also revealed the names of several foot-soldiers who are Pakistani nationals.
Malik added,"We have to forget that India and Pakistan are enemies we are converging on Kashmir issue. It is part of composite dialogue we are not forgetting 26/11. I am not saying forget the incident. I am only saying that forget the feeling of animosity. Let us create an era of brightness."