Headley's deposition continues for second day in Mumbai court


Submitted by Subeditor on Tue, 2016-02-09 08:44 Mumbai: The second day of the deposition of David Coleman Headley via video conferencing from an undisclosed location in the United States began at a special Mumbai court on Tuesday. The deposition of Headley began before a special Mumbai court yesterday where he revealed the sequence of events and planning behind the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. In his revelation on Monday, Headley said that two attempts were made prior to the final attack on November 26, 2008. According to Headley, the first attempt was made in September 2008, which failed because the boat hit some rocks in the ocean. The people on board were saved as they were wearing life jackets. However, the weapons and explosives were lost. He said that the second attempt was made after a month in October 2008. Senior lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani told the media that Headley has told the special court that he acted on the advice of Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed. Jethmalani said Headley disclosed that the same ten people, who came on November 26, had come twice earlier but their attempts failed. Headley, one of the main conspirators in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, deposed as a witness in the case and admitted that he had come to the city with a false identity at the behest of his colleague and handler Sajid Mir, a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative. Headley further admitted that he was a true follower of the LeT and had changed his name from Dawood Gilani to David Coleman Headley for the purpose of acquiring a new passport to come to India. He said he had visited Mumbai seven times prior to the attacks on November 26, 2008. He even visited Delhi in March 2009 after the attacks. (ANI)