Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley on Friday told a Mumbai Sessions Court that he had developed a hatred for India at a young age when his school in Pakistan was bombed by Indian planes during the war with Pakistan.
“A few people working at the school died,” Headley told the court on Friday morning.
Headley, who is 55, made the admission after defence advocate Abdul Wahab Khan asked him why he had a “hatred for India and Indians.”
Here are the highlights:
1:20 pm: My relatives were interrogated by FBI in December 2008 in Philadelphia to seek my whereabouts: Headley.
1:15 pm: I told Rana that 9 attackers who died in 26/11 attacks should be given Nishan-e-Haider- Pak’s highest military gallantry award: Headley.
1:10 pm: David Headley’s cross examination adjourned, will resume tomorrow morning at 7AM.
12:55 pm: Sajid Mir told me he wanted 26/11 attackers to talk to Israel embassy to get Kasab released, by trading hostages at Nariman House: Headley.
12:45 pm: But during my 26/11 related interrogation by FBI,they played said recorded Punjabi conversation to me and identified voices in it: Headley.
12:20 pm: I did surveillance in Military area of Colaba (Mumbai) with the same purpose with which I did surveillance at other places: Headley.
11:50 am: Sajid Mir disclosed about first failed attack on Mumbai to me in Lahore: David Headley.
11:42 am: I have never been to any Rehabilitation Centre: Headley
11:40 am: It’s not true that I was treated for mental illness in 1992.It’s not true that I ws suffering from Mixed Personality Disorder: Headley
11:22 am: They didn’t ask me abt Ishrat so I didn’t tell them. I was replying to their question, not giving a speech that I should’ve taken her name: Headley
11:20 am: I did not meet Special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam and Joint CP Atulchandra Kulkarni before giving testimony in this court:David Headley
11:10 am: During Rana’s trial inUS, I didn’t testify about any women cell/women suicide bomber cell as I had no knowledge about any such cell in LeT: Headley
11:02 am: NIA asked me about Ishrat, so I replied to their questions: Headley.
11:00 am: I didn’t take Ishrat’s name during Tahawwur Rana’s trial in US as I wasn’t asked about that.I was only replying to what I was asked: Headley
10:45 am: They (NIA) asked me questions and I replied. Why would they suggest me to take Ishrat’s name? says Headley
10:30 am: NIA didn’t suggest me to take Ishrat Jahan’s name, says David Headley.
10:15 am: I was arrested in Pakistan once, the case was registered by my ex-wife Faiza: Headley
10:00 am: I have never been interrogated or questioned in connection with 9/11 US attacks case: Headley
9:40 am: I told my father about my association with LeT, I told him myself. My father had objections with my association with LeT: Headley
9:30 am: My father, brother & some other of my relatives were in Pakistan establishment but I can’t disclose their details: David Headley
9:25 am: Former Pak PM Yousaf Raza Gillani visited my home in Pakistan when father passed away: David Headley
9:20 am: David Headley says his father was retired DG Radio Pakistan, and he died on 25th December 2008.
9:10 am: It’s not true that I’m living a luxurious life in the US prison: Headley
9:07 am: Court took on record that “Defence lawyer is crossing his limits in cross examination and trying to direct the court what court should do”.
9:05 am: Court reprimanded Defence lawyer Abdul Wahab Khan for asking questions to witness without knowing the jail manual of the US.
9:00 am: I cannot disclose location of my jail where I’m lodged in. I can’t reveal what facilities I’m getting here: Headley.
8:50 am: He was willing to invite some other Shiv Sena leader for that programme after being told by Rege that Bala Saheb was old & not well: Headley.
8:47 am: Headley said he was in touch with Rajaram Rege for that. He never met or talked to Bala Saheb for inviting him to that programme.
8:45 am: Headley said for that he was intending to invite Bal Thackeray to the US but there was no plan to attack him there.
8:40 am: Headley admits that he was trying to organise a fund raising programme for Shiv Sena in the USA.
8:30 am: I joined LeT to avenge those bombings on my school.This was one of the reasons why I joined LeT.
(with inputs from Srinath Rao and ANI)