Must read- 12 key points of David Headley in Mumbai court


26/11 mastermind David Headley has told a Mumbai court that the Mumbai attacks had happened in the third attack as two previous attacks had resulted in failure.

He is deposing via video link from the US.

Here are the highlights of his deposition:

  • 1st attempt was made in Sept 2008 but boat hit rocks in the ocean, weapons &explosives lost but those on board survived
  • 2nd attempt to attack Mumbai made in October 2008, those involved in 1st attempt were involved in this as well, but attack failed
  • 3rd and final attack on Mumbai was successful (26/11)
  • I and retired major Abdur Rehman Pasha were arrested in Landi Kotal near Pak-Afghan border because I looked like a foreigner
  • During my arrest, Major Ali came to interrogate me and I was having some Indian literature in my possession
  • During interrogation I gave information to Major Ali that I’m holding a business office in India
  • Major Ali thought that I will be beneficial for gathering intelligence from India
  • Sajid Mir (LeT Operative) was using the email ID to communicate
  • Major Ali introduced me to Major Iqbal of Pakistan ISI
  • Sajid Mir & Major Iqbal were happy to see my Indian visa.Sajid Mir was guiding me on getting visas
  • Dr. Tahawwur Hussain Rana helped me to get Indian visa. I met him in a military school in Punjab province. Dr. Tahawwur Hussain Rana was my schoolmate for 5 years. After school, Rana became a doctor in Pakistan Army in Rawalpindi
  • I was motivated by Hafiz Saeed’s speeches to join the LeT. Motive of the LeT is to fight to the Indian Army

BREAKING- Reactions coming in, 

Distinction b/w State actor & non state actor will end after this- RK Singh (Frmr Home Secy) on Headley’s deposition

It will lead us to logical conclusion of case: Kiren Rijiju (MoS, Home) on Headley deposes before Mumbai court

Headley said that he did LeT’s work on directions of Hafiz Saeed: Mahesh Jethmalani (Headley’s lawyer)