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Headley to testify against Illyas Kashmiri, Sajid

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 15:42

Washington: David Headley, who has
pleaded guilty to charges of his involvement in the Mumbai
terror attacks, would testify against his Pakistani handlers,
Illyas Kashmiri and Sajid Mir, a US attorney has said.
Headley will testify in any future prosecutions of
fugitive masterminds such as al-Qaeda chief Ilyas Kashmiri
and LeT`s Sajid Mir, who is charged with a lead role in the
Mumbai plot, Propublica.Com quoted US Attorney Patrick
Fitzgerald as saying.

Headley, a Pakistani-American, was the star
witness in the recently concluded trial of Tahawwur Husain
Rana, who was convicted by a Chicago court on two counts of
terrorism related charges ? participating in the conspiracy of
terror attacks in Denmark and providing material support to
Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Rana, 50, however, was found not guilty on charges
related to the Mumbai terrorist attacks. He now faces a
maximum jail sentence up to 30 years.

"Fitzgerald declined to discuss details of the case
such as the politically sensitive decision to indict a
suspected ISI officer who served as Headley`s handler and is
known only as Major Iqbal," ProPublica said.
At a news conference in Chicago last week, Fitzgerald
vowed to bring the other six Pak-based defendants to justice
who have been named in the indictment filed by federal
prosecutors before the court.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 15:42

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