Hated India since 1971; ex-Pakistan PM Yousaf Raza Gillani visited my house after father's death: David Headley

David Headley on Thursday told Mumbai court that Lashkar-e-Toiba wanted to eliminate Bal Thackeray.

Updated: Mar 25, 2016, 15:37 PM IST
Hated India since 1971; ex-Pakistan PM Yousaf Raza Gillani visited my house after father's death: David Headley

Mumbai: David Coleman Headley, convicted in the United States for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, on Friday continued his deposition before a Mumbai court via a video link.

Here are the highlights:

- Headley tells court that he had no knowledge of any women cell and suicide bomber cell in LeT.

- He denies that NIA suggested to him to name Ishrat Jahan (in the case). He also denies meeting special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam and Joint Commissioner of Police Atul Kulkarni in the US before his current deposition.

- Headley says it had come to his knowledge from LeT handler Sajid Mir that there had been two failed attacks in 2008 just before the 26/11 terror attacks.

I have never been interrogated or questioned in connection with 9/11 US attacks case.

- I was once arrested in Pakistan on a complaint filed by my ex-wife.

- When I told my father about my association with Lashkar, he raised objections, Headley tells court.

- Headley says my father, brother and some other of my relatives were in Pakistan establishment but he cannot can't disclose their details.

- Former Pakistan PM Yousaf Raza Gillani visited his our residence in Pakistan when my father passed away, informs Headley. 

- My father was retired Director Genral Radio Pakistan. He died on December 25, 2008, says Headley.

- I joined Pakistan-based terror outfit LeT to avenge those bombings on my school.

- I hate India since 7th December 1971 when Indian Air Force planes bombed my school and people who worked there died, says Headley.

- Headley, the accused turned approver in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case says he had tried to organise a fund raising programme for Shiv Sena in the US.

Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley on Thursday told a court here that Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) wanted to eliminate Bal Thackeray but the person who was assigned the job to kill the late Shiv Sena chief was "arrested" but he managed to give police a slip.

"The LeT wanted to target the chief of Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray). LeT wanted to kill him whenever a chance arose. I have no first-hand knowledge, but I think an attempt was made to kill him," Headley said.