Video link snaps, David Headley deposition adjourned

26/11 Mumbai attack case: Day three of David Headley's deposition might see more skeletons tumble out of the closet

Written by Srinath Rao | Mumbai | Updated: February 11, 2016 1:40 am
David headley, 26/11 mumbai terror attack, ujjwal nikam, david headley deposition, david headley video link Public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam interacts with the media after the deposition of David Headley was adjourned following a video glitch in the US. Headley was testifying in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai attack case

The third day of 26/11 scout David Headley’s testimony was cancelled on Wednesday after the video link encountered a technical glitch on the American side. Headley, a US citizen, is an approver in the trial of Syed Zabiuddin Ansari, who is accused of being a part of the 26/11 terror attack conspiracy.

At 6.15 am, a two-member team of the Mumbai Police Crime Branch waited as usual for the Americans to establish connection. However, the test failed as they couldn’t connect to the undisclosed location from where Headley has been deposing for the last two days in the presence of a state attorney and two of his lawyers.

 

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For security purposes, it is the Americans who establish the video link to the television screen at a special court at the Bombay City Civil and Sessions Court. At 7 am, when Judge G A Sanap entered, the police were still waiting for connection to be established.

 

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For the few seconds when the connection was established at 8 am, all that was visible was a large glass-fronted building inside a sprawling wooded complex and a lake in the background. After nearly an hour’s wait, a short break was announced as the court decided to wait till 9:30 am to take a final call on the day’s proceedings.

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At 10 am, a representative of the American Embassy received a call from the US, saying that efforts to repair the connection were unsuccessful.

“Despite efforts to repair the line from the American side, the deposition could not be conducted today. There was no problem on our part,” said special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.

srinath.rao@expressindia.com

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    MyTake
    Feb 10, 2016 at 5:14 am
    Did we ever heard of plea bargain in Indian court? Is that something new?
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      MyTake
      Feb 10, 2016 at 5:18 am
      If UPA were in power would that case moved this far? Just curious given mentality of votevank politics of Congress.
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        MyTake
        Feb 10, 2016 at 5:10 am
        Interesting what story Pak will come up with which had no lack of it! Even God comes to its aid in the form of Al Taqiya!
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          Mangoman New
          Feb 12, 2016 at 7:30 am
          Every one is talking about Ishrat Jehan , Terror, stan etc...... But NO-ONE is talking about :- *** How the Congress and Co RUINED this Country for the Last several Decades***
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            Mangoman New
            Feb 12, 2016 at 7:19 am
            Why should I Blame stan/ISI for all these TERROR ATTACK on India ..................DIANS are the Biggest enemy of INDIA......................... We have a Wealth of TRAITORS in Indian Politics and Media , and Lot Many Indians are supporters of TERROR for Money and Power , ............................................................................ We are Proud of our TERROR BREEDING Centres in some section of Societies and Universities ........................ and if these TRAITORS are willing sell even their own Mothers for their GAINS , .................................What is WRONG in SELLING Mother INDIA ?? .....................
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              TSV Hari
              Feb 10, 2016 at 8:34 am
              Is there more to this delay than what meets the eye due to this blog?
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                TSV Hari
                Feb 10, 2016 at 8:36 am
                More to the delay than what meets the eye due to this blog?
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