David Headley’s deposition adjourned due to technical glitch


Headley1The deposition of Pakistani-American terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley has been adjourned for the day owing to technical difficulties during the video conference.

It is the third day after Headley’s deposition in connection with 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case began.

A special prosecutor, presently examining Headley, informed about the temporary delay because of a technical snag that developed at their end.

Headley has turned approver in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Deposing from an undisclosed location in the US, Headley told the special judge G A Sanap about the alleged role of ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) in helping different terror outfits through financial, military and moral support.

Headley has revealed how ISI allegedly backs Pakistan extending support to terrorist organizations like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen. He has also exposed an aborted plan of targeting the Indian defence scientists and famous Siddhivinayak temple of Mumbai.

At the closure of his deposition on day two, former LeT operative Headley had denied being paid either by Pakistani intelligence or the LeT for his Indian activities, while the NIA had stated in its chargesheet that he had not just received money from the ISI, but also gained high quality fake Indian currency. Headley’s deposition, which began on 8 February has confirmed India’s long standing charge that ISI and LeT were behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in 2008 that claimed over 166 lives.

According to media reports, Headley will testify again tomorrow from 7:00 am to 1:30 pm.