In the buildup to the 26/11 attacks, David Coleman Headley received several thousands in American, Indian and Pakistani currency from Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence, the Lashkar-E-Toiba, fellow convict Dr Tahawwur Rana and his friend in the Pakistani Army Major .
Headley, who is deposing in a special court via video link, gave details on Thursday morning about the money transactions.
On October 11, 2006, he received Rs 67,605, $500 on November 7, 2006, Rs 17,636 a few days and, finally, $1000 on December 4, 2006 — all from Dr. Rana, while Headley was in Mumbai.
While in Pakistan, Headley was given $25,000 from the ISI’s Major Iqbal and further payments of Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,500 in April and June 2008. Iqbal, Headley deposed, also gave him counterfeit Indian money on a couple of occasions.
In addition, Sajid Mir, Headley’s main contact in the Lashkar gave him 40,000 in Pakistani rupees.
Abdur Rehman Pasha, a former Major in the Pakistan Amry also paid Rs. 80,000 to Headley. All the transactions were conducted by Headley at the Nariman Point branch of IndusInd Bank.
Headley also testified that in November 2006, he opened a branch of Rana’s Immigrant Law Center in Tardeo’s AC Market. However, not a single visa application was processed there, Headley deposed.