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26/11 Mumbai attack: Defence seeks 4 days to cross-examine David Headley

Headley, an American national, had earlier deposed as an approver through video conferencing from an undisclosed location in the US, when the prosecution got to question him.

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In an application filed before the court, the defence also objected to Headley being allowed to turn approver.

THE DEFENCE lawyer in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack trial Monday told the Special TADA court that he would need four days for cross-examining 26/11 scout David Headley.

Headley, an American national, had earlier deposed as an approver through video conferencing from an undisclosed location in the US, when the prosecution got to question him.

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Lawyer Wahab Khan, representing Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal who is being tried as a 26/11 plotter, told Special Judge GA Sanap that he would require “four sittings” for the cross-examination of Headley.

In an application filed before the court, the defence also objected to Headley being allowed to turn approver. Other defence applications dealt with asking for details about documents that Headley had referred to during his deposition and a CD of some of the voice recordings that were played out during his deposition, among other things.

The special judge adjourned the matter to February 25. On February 13, the day when Headley’s week-long deposition ended, the court had adjourned the case for cross-examination by Jundal’s lawyer for a future date.