Headley to be cross-examined from March 22

Headley to be cross-examined from March 22

Headley to be cross-examined from March 22

The cross-examination of David Coleman Headley, who had done the groundwork for the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, would be conducted from March 22 to 25.

Abdul Wahab Khan, the defence lawyer of Sayed Zaibuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, an Indian facing trial in the Mumbai terror attacks, will examine Headley’s claims.

In December 2015, Headley had turned an approver and was pardoned. The examination-in-chief was conducted between February 8 and 13 by Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam. The proceedings were conducted through video-conferencing from an undisclosed destination in the United States before the court of Additional Sessions Judge G A Sanap.

After Jundal’s lawyer informed that he was going to cross-examine Headley for four days, Judge Sanap asked Nikam to contact the Department of Justice in the United States and check their availability and inform the court by February 25. Accordingly, the formalities were carried out and the date was finalised on Thursday. “The cross-examination has been fixed for four days from March 22 to 25,” Khan said.

If needed, Headley might also be re-examined by the prosecution later, according to Nikam.  Headley, 56, is currently serving a 35-year-prison term in two cases in the US.

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