26/11 Mumbai attack: David Headley’s deposition enters day 5

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Mumbai, Feb. 13 (ANI): David Coleman Headley’s deposition over the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack entered its fifth day on Saturday.

The deposition which is happening via video conferencing began today as special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam arrived at Mumbai court.

In yesterday’s deposition, Headley made a startling revelation that a recce of Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak temple and asked the LeT not to attack the shrine as it was heavily guarded.

Nikam said that Headley was asked by Major Iqbal to recruit the people from Baba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in order to collect confidential information from there.

“David Headley has made some new revelations today. He said that he had conducted a recce of BARC and he was asked by Major Iqbal to recruit some people from BARC to collect information,” Nikam told the media here.

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“He said that he conducted a recce of the Siddhivinayak temple and Shiv Sena Bhawan. He said that he asked the LeT not to attack Siddhivinayak temple and the Naval Air Base because they were heavily guarded,” he added.

Headley, who deposed before a Mumbai court via video conferencing from an undisclosed location in the US, has disclosed the relationship between the Pakistan’s Inter-State Intelligence (ISI) service and LeT.

Headley had also admitted that he had met both Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Hafiz Saeed and then operational commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. (ANI)

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