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26/11 Mumbai attacks case: David Headley deposes before Mumbai court

David Coleman Headley would depose before a special Mumbai court on Monday and reveal the sequence of events and planning behind the 26/11 terror attacks, said senior public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.

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Headley (55) was pardoned on December 10 and made an approver by additional sessions judge G A Sanap who presides over special cases related to terrorism, including those under the now repealed TADA.

For the first time after being made an approver in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case, Pakistani-American LeT operative David Headley on Monday deposed before a Mumbai court through video conference.

The court is currently trying key plotter Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari. “This is for the first time in the Indian legal history that a foreign terrorist will appear before an Indian court and testify,” Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam had said.

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Nikam said Headley’s evidence is important to unfold many facts behind the 26/11 attack. He, however, refused to divulge any further information.

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Headley will deposed before the court through video conference on Tuesday as well, between 7 am to 12.30 pm.

A Mumbai police official said Headley can give broader aspect of criminal conspiracy and who all were involved in the attacks, which left 166 dead and 309 others injured. “He may also bare the role of Pakistan in the case,” the official said. Headley, who is currently serving 35 years prison sentence in the US for his role in the Mumbai terror attacks, had told Special Judge GA Sanap that he was “ready to depose” if granted pardon.