26/11: Headley's deposition adjourned due to technical glitch

Last Updated 10 February 2016, 06:35 IST

The deposition of Pakistani American terrorist David Coleman Headley before a court here for the third consecutive day, was today adjourned till tomorrow due to a technical problem in the video-link at the US end.

"There was a technical snag in the video conference link from their side (US) due to which we could not connect despite several attempts since morning," Special Public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told PTI.

The testimony will continue tomorrow, he said.
While initially the court adjourned the deposition for an hour, Judge G A Sanap was later informed by Nikam and other officials that the glitch could not be rectified immediately.

Following this, the court allowed the adjournment sought by the prosecution till tomorrow.
The deposition, initially planned till February 12, may extend for some more time.

Headley, for the past two days, is deposing from an undisclosed location in the US in connection with the 26/11 terror attacks case.

In his bare all deposition, Headley revealed about how ISI was helping different terror outfits in Pakistan by providing financial, military and moral support.

He also told the court about how the plans to target Mumbai had started over a year before November 26, 2008 and that LeT initially wanted to attack a conference of Indian defence scientists at Taj Mahal Hotel for which even a dummy of the hotel was prepared.

But the plan to target scientists was dropped because of logistical reasons, like difficulty in smuggling in weapons and personnel and lack of details about the schedule of the meet, he said.
About plan to target Siddhivinayak Temple, Headley said that Sajid Mir (Headley's handler in LeT) specifically asked him to make video of it.

Headley also said that he also used to work for ISI and met many Pakistan army officials.
He also said that he had suggested to LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and its operational commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi about dragging US government to court for banning LeT as a global terror outfit.

(Published 10 February 2016, 03:25 IST)

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