David Headley to depose before Mumbai court today

Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operative David Headley will depose for the first time before a Mumbai court today through video conference after being made an approver in the 26/11 attacks case, which may further unravel the conspiracy behind the brazen terror strike.

The court is currently trying key plotter Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal. “This is for the first time in the Indian legal history that a ‘foreign terrorist’ will appear before an Indian court and testify,” Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said. Nikam said Headley’s evidence is important for unfolding many facts behind the 26/11 attacks. He, however, refused to divulge any further information. Headley would depose before the court through video conference today and tomorrow 7 am to 12:30 pm.

Meanwhile, a Mumbai police official said that Headley can give a broader aspect of the criminal conspiracy and who all were involved in the attacks. “He may also bare the role of Pakistan,” the official said. The court had on December 10, 2015, made Headley an approver and directed him to depose before the court on February 8. He had told Special Judge GA Sanap that he was “ready to depose” if granted pardon. Judge Sanap had made him an approver, subject to certain conditions.

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