26/11 terror attack: Headley’s deposition adjourned post technical snag

Mumbai, Feb. 10 (ANI): Post a technical snag in video-conferencing, 26/11 terror attack convict David Coleman Headley’s deposition has been adjourned till Thursday.

“Today Headley was supposed to give evidence through video link. But unfortunately, on account of technical problems from American side, they could not contact us and now it has been informed to us that the matter will be adjourned till tomorrow,” Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told ANI.

“It was also agreed by American side that they are ready to sit more than one-and a half hour and it appears that till tomorrow the technical problem should be resolved and we can immediately contact David Headley,” he added.

Nikam confirmed that there was no technical problem from the Indian side.

“In spite of the efforts of the American experts, they could not contact us through video link and therefore, the hearing of Headley is adjourned till tomorrow,” he said.

Nikam added that the hearing tomorrow would take place from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“We have to take into consideration the time schedule of America. We hope and anticipate the American side would be successful in repairing the technical problem and we will be in a position to pursue our case from tomorrow onwards,” he said.

In his revelation during the deposition yesterday, Headley said that Pakistan’s spy agency ISI provides financial, moral as well as military support to terror outfits like the LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen.

Headley said that he was asked by the ISI to recruit Indian army men to spy for them.

On the first day of the deposition, he revealed the sequence of events and planning behind the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

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. (ANI)

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