After days of uncertainty over whether Headley would testify or not, the Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist, and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks convict David Coleman Headley, will now testify before a TADA court in Mumbai through video conference. This announcement was made by his attorney .
“I have seen the reports (about TADA court asking that he be produced via video-conference on December 10. Mr Headley will comply with the terms of his plea agreement, which is a public document,” John T Theis, said.
Under the guilty plea, which he entered in March 2009, Headley agreed that, when directed by the US Attorney’s Office, he will fully and truthfully testify in any foreign judicial proceedings held in the US by way of deposition, video-conferencing or letters rogatory.
Headley is currently serving 35 years in an American prison after being convicted of being involved in the planning and execution of the Mumbai terrorist attacks, on November 26, 2008, in which 166 persons were killed.
As per the guilty plea, it is now up to the US Department of Justice to issue such a direction to Headley to testify before the TADA court in Mumbai.
It has been alleged that, between 2002 and 2005, Headley made several trips to Pakistan for Lashkar training. Under the direction of Lashkar chiefs, Headley performed five spying missions in Mumbai to select targets for the attacks.