David Headley would be presented infront of special Mumbai court on Monday and reveal the sequence of events and planning behind the 26/11 terror attacks but before he do it in the court David Headley has already confessed his crime and all the people involved with him.
Senior Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said:
“It is for the first time in the Indian legal history, one foreign terrorist would give his evidence through video link and his evidence will be recorded and I feel his evidence is most useful because that may unfold many things behind the terror attack of 26 November.”
“The evidence of David Headley is important for two reasons – One of the Indian terrorists Abu Jindal who was in Pakistan and against whom the trial is pending. So, David Headley may give the broader aspect of the criminal conspiracy. The second aspect of the evidence of David Headley would be that why the conspiracy was hatched, who were the persons behind the criminal conspiracy and how it progressed with ultimately a huge death toll of 160 persons.”
“We expect that David Headley would give his revelation. Because on oath he is going to give the revelation as he has made a commitment before the American court,” he added.
David Headley‘s maps and videos helped ten Pakistani fidayeens land by sea on Mumbai’s shores and launch one of the audacious attacks on the financial capital, killing over 166 people and injuring 300. Between November 26 and 29, 2008, terrorists rampaged through two five-star hotels Oberoi and Taj Mahal Palace, Jewish outreach centre at Nariman House, Cafe Leopold, all in Colaba, besides Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Cama and Albless Hospital. While nine terrorists were killed during the response operations, a lone gunman Ajmal Kasab was tried and hanged on November 21, 2012 at Pune’s Yerawada jail. The FBI arrested David Headley in October 2009 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago while on his way to Pakistan. US District Judge Harry Leinenweber of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago sentenced him to 35 years in prison for his role in Mumbai attacks on January 24, 2013.
The attacks in Mumbai were carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) on the approval of terrorist Hafiz Saeed and with the assistance of ISI, David Headley. Pakistani-born American national David Headley told the NIA that ISI officials were their handlers. While ISI’ majors Iqbal and Sameer Ali were David Headley’s handlers, ISI Brigadier Rivaz was LeT chief Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi‘s, according to the report. David Headley also reportedly said ISI Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha visited Lakhvi at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi following his arrest in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. He further confessed he was provided financial support for recce of Mumbai, besides India Gate, the Central Bureau of Investigation office and the vice-president’s residence in Delhi.
Source – Businessstandard.com
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