26/11 terror attacks accused David Headley to appear before Mumbai court today
Pakistani-American LeT terrorist David Coleman Headley is likely to appear before a Mumbai court on Thursday in 26/11 terror attacks case.
Mumbai: Pakistani-American LeT terrorist David Coleman Headley is likely to appear before a Mumbai court on Thursday in 26/11 terror attacks case.
Earlier, on November 18, Headley was made an accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case after a local court allowed a plea of Mumbai police.
"Your exhibit (application) is allowed," said judge GA Sanap while he issued summons for Headley.
"Issue summons to Headley through US District Court for North eastern district of Illinois, USA for appearance before this court on December 10," the judge directed.
Headley reportedly visited India five times between 2006 and 2008, drew maps, took video footage and scouted several targets for the attacks including the Taj Hotel, Oberoi Hotel and Nariman House. His reconnaissance provided vital information for the 10 LeT terrorists and their handlers, who launched the attack on November 26, 2008 in which 166 persons were killed.
The Mumbai police had on October 8 moved an application before the court saying that Headley (who is currently serving 35 years in an American prison for his role in the terror attacks) deserves to be tried by this (Mumbai) court together with 26/11 key plotter Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal in the case as both of them are conspirators and abettors behind the dastardly strikes.
Jundal is facing trial for his alleged role in the attacks, which held the city to ransom for three days.