Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley on Saturday told a Mumbai Sessions court that Lakhvi told him about Ishrat Jahan case but he had prior knowledge about the case through newspapers.
The 55-year-old Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative-turned approver in the case is being cross-examined by Abdul Wahab Khan, the lawyer of Jundal who is an alleged key plotter of the 2008 Mumbai siege, via a video-link from the US.
Here are the LIVE updates:
12:36 pm: Court asks Defence lawyer to take his client’s instructions today itself as he is available in Court through video conferencing.
12:32 pm: Defence Lawyer Wahab Khan requested to extend cross examination of Headley for one more day.
12:30 pm: If Mr. wahab was my defence Lawyer , I would have insisted to be extradited to India, It’s not a joke,I mean it: Headley.
12:20 pm: I had a belief that US, Israel and India are enemies of Islam: Headley
12:00 pm: I was taking contribution from my 4-5 friends to fund LeT, I don’t recollect their names and quantum of fund raised with their help: Headley
11:00 am: Headley (on a question put up by defence lawyer) during cross examination says that he will no more reply questions about Denmark & Pakistan.
10:40 am: Defence Lawyer says that you(Headley) said so in the statement to NIA. Headley responds: I can’t assign a reason why is it there.
10:35 am: It is wrong that me and my associates were planning to assassinate Pervez Musharraf, this is not true: David Headley.
10:24 am: But after US prosecutor’s objection they (NIA) started showing me photographs without names: Headley
10:20 am: During my interrogation, NIA was showing me photographs having names on them, they showed my 6-7 photographs: Headley
10:02 am: I conducted surveillance of CBI HQ Tanna House and Maharashtra assembly, but not Israel Embassy: Headley
10:00 am: I met some of the guards at the gates of the perimeter of his residence:David Headley.
9:50 am: I visited Sena Bhavan & residence of Bal Thackeray to do a surveillance: David Headley.
9:40 am: Hafiz Saeed told me that Bal Thackeray needed to be taught a lesson, I told him I will take 6 months to complete the task: David Headley.
9:20 am: Defence lawyer claims that Headley did not tell NIA about Ishrat Jahan, but Headley tells court that he had told NIA about it.
9:10 am: Yes, I told NIA that there was a women’s wing in LeT and mother of Abu Aiman was head of that: Headley.
9:00 am: I gave details of Ishrat Jahan operation in NIA’s statement but I can’t assign a reason that why they didn’t record that: David Headley
8:55 am: I am seeing copy of my statement to NIA for the first time,I remember most of my statement to NIA so I didn’t read it: David Headley
8:48 am: Didn’t tell NIA that Lakhvi sarcastically told me Muzamil was a top commander whose ops were failure when he introduced me to Muzamil: Headley
8:45 am: How can I explain about why someone else made a mistake (on why NIA did not record his statement in exact words he said): David Headley.
8:43 am: I can’t explain why NIA did not recorded my statement in exact words. They never read out that statement to me after recording: Headley.
8:40 am: I never told NIA that Lakhvi introduced me to Muzammil as a top commander whose every big operation was a failure: David Headley
8:36 am: NIA has recorded my statement in different words what I told them: David Headley says during cross examination in Mumbai sessions court
8:35 am: Lakhvi told me about Ishrat Jahan case but I was having prior knowledge about Ishrat Jahan case through newspapers: Headley.
8:30 am: Lakhvi introduced me to Muzzamil Bhatt in 2006 as a top commander of LeT & told me that he has done Akshardham & Ishrat Jahan cases: Headley
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7:00am: Stating that he was not aware of his sibling’s links to Lashkar-e-Toiba, David Headley’s half-brother Daniyal Gilani has said any attempt to draw links to his family, or former PM Yousaf Raza Gilani, with Headley was “incorrect, misplaced and totally baseless”. READ FULL STORY
6:50 am: Yousuf Raza Gilani, who was Pakistan’s Prime Minister in 2008, had visited David Coleman Headley’s home within weeks after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the Lashkar terrorist told a Mumbai court today, giving a new twist to his testimony. READ FULL STORY