LeT planned attack on Akshardham Temple post Babri attack: Headley (Update)

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Mumbai, Feb. 11 (ANI): The deposition of David Coleman Headley began before a special Mumbai court on Thursday where he is revealing the sequence of events and planning behind the 26/11 terror attacks. Here is what we know so far:

– A person named Abu Dujata introduced me to Muzzammil. Later I learned that both Abu Dujata and Muzzammil visited Indian occupied Kashmir.

– Abu Aiman Mazhar was in charge of LeT’s women wing

-Besides India occupied Kashmir, Muzzammil planned many attacks in different states of India, particularly Maharashtra and Gujarat.

-Muzzammil Bhatt had planned to attack Akshardham temple in Gujarat post destruction of Babri Masjid.

– I know Abu Khafa, who comes on 2nd position in LeT after Lakhvi. I met Abu Khafa in Muridke near Lahore in Pakistan. Hafiz sahab and Lakhvi sahab were also present in the meeting.

– Sajid Mir and Abu Khafa were talking on phone with 26/11 attackers from a control room in Karachi.

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– I came to know that Abu Khafa was involved in 26/11 terror attack after I heard his voice on Sajid Mir’s laptop. Sajid Mir played audio clip having Abu Khafa’s voice on his laptop in Rawalpindi.

– Sajid Mir showed me the Indian media coverage of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks on his laptop in Rawalpindi.

– I opened an office in Mumbai’s Tardeo AC market area on September 14, 2006.

– On October 11, 2006 I received Rs. 66,605 from Dr. Tahawwur Rana when I was in Mumbai.

– On November 7, 2006 I received 500 US dollars from Dr.Tahawwur Rana.

– I received Rs. 17636 on November 30 and 1000 US dollars on December 4, 2006 from Tahawwur Rana.

– I received all the amount through Nariman branch of IndusInd Bank.

– Tahawwur Rana visited Mumbai before terror attack and I advised him to return back to the US, so that he won’t be in any danger.

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– Before my visit to India, I received 25,000 US dollars from Major Iqbal and 40,000 Pakistan rupees from Sajid Mir.

– I received Rs. 2000 in April 2008 and Rs. 1500 in June 2008 from Major Iqbal.

– Major Iqbal gave me counterfeit Indian currency two-three times.

– I received Rs. 18000 from Abdur Rehman Pasha.

– On November 1, 2006 I signed the agreement of my office in Tardeo area of Mumbai, with landlord Mr. Bora.

– The contents I had mentioned in the agreement of my office in Mumbai’s Tardeo area, were true.

– On July 16, 2008 I applied for extension of license (Mumbai office) to stay in premises and extension was granted.

– An application was submitted to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to open a business account in India with signatures of Raymond Sanders.

– The RBI refused to give permission to open a business account.

– I wanted to close down office in Jan 2009 post terror attack, Major Iqbal also wanted to close it.

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– But Tahawwur Rana said he would like to continue and also took some steps.

– David Headley names Ishrat Jahan before Mumbai Court.

– I used 2-3 mobile numbers between the periods of 2006 to 2009 during my visit to India

– I provided photocopy of my passport to service provider to obtain & activate those mobile numbers

– I was sending mails to Tahawwur Rana, Major Iqbal and Sajid Mir in Pakistan & was also receiving mails from them. While exchanging the emails with Tahawwur Rana, Major Iqbal and Sajid Mir I used to use code language.

– I visited Reliance webworld on 12 Sept,18th & 30th Oct 2007 to access internet with login id- immigration.usa. My signatures are there at the entry book of Reliance web world in Mumbai.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information pours in. (ANI)

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