The key plotter of 26/11 Mumbai attacks Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal and six others were sentenced for life in 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case on Tuesday.

Earlier, the prosecution had  sought maximum punishment of life imprisonment for the 12 convicts including Lashkar-e-Taiba operative and Jundal.

The special MCOCA court had reserved its order on quantum of sentence till August 2.

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On May 8, 2006, an ATS team chased two cars on Chandwad-Manmad highway near Aurangabad and seized 30 kg of RDX, 10 AK-47 assault rifles and 3,200 bullets, arresting three persons. 

Jundal, who was driving one of the cars, escaped. He later fled the country, and was deported to India from Saudi Arabia in 2012. On July 28, the special court for Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act cases convicted 12 persons including Jundal and acquitted eight others.