LeT in touch with terrorists during 26/11, confirms Headley

Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) At least three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) functionaries were in direct touch with some of the Pakistani terrorists carrying out the 26/11 terror attacks at various locations in Mumbai, Pakistani-American terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley informed Special TADA Court Judge G.A. Sanap here on Saturday.

Certain audio tapes recorded during the 26/11 were played in the Special Court in Mumbai for the benefit of Headley on the sixth day of his deposition via videoconference from a US jail.

In the tapes, Headley identified the voices of LeT’s Sajid Mir, Abu Khafa and Abu Alkama when they were “handling” the 10 Pakistani terrorists in Mumbai during the 26/11 terror strikes at multiple locations.

From a control room in Karachi, the trio was speaking with the terrorists attacking the Taj Mahal Palace and Hotel between November 26-28, 2008, which Headley heard and recognized.

The Pakistani side was heard telling them (the terrorists) that the ATS Chief (Hemant Karkare) had been killed and Mumbai was struck by fear and terror.

The ATS chief Karkare, Additional Police Commissioner Ashok Kamte and the Anti-Extortion Cell chief Vijay Salaskar were gunned down in a fierce shoot-out with the terrorists in the early hours of November 27.

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