Two attempts were made to attack Mumbai prior to 26/11: David Headley reveals

458354-david-headley-ajmalMUMBAI:Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist David Headley , currently imprisoned in the US, deposed before a Mumbai court on Monday in connection with 26/11 Mumbai attacks .

Headley’s testified before court through video conferencing. The prosecution team was headed Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam and well known criminal lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani represented Headley before the special TADA court. The prosecution team put up about 40 questions before Headley during the course of deposition.  mumbai_blog.taj
Revelations by terrorist David Headley said (1) identified Hafiz Saeed, when shown his photo in the court. Headley met Hafiz Saeed during a training camp in Pakistan’s Muzaffarabad in 2002. He said Hafiz Saeed inspired me to join LeT and I did Lashkar’s work on his directions. (2)
. Dr Tahawwur Hussain Rana helped me to get Indian visa. I met him in a military school in Punjab province. Dr Tahawwur Hussain Rana was my schoolmate for 5 years. After school, Rana became a doctor in Pakistan Army in Rawalpindi.
(3) Sajid Mir and Major Iqbal were happy to see my Indian visa. Sajid Mir was guiding me on getting visas (4) Sajid Mir (LeT Operative) was using the email ID to communicate
(5) During interrogation I gave information to Major Ali that I’m holding a business office in India. Major Ali thought that I will be beneficial for gathering intelligence from India. He later introduced me to Major Iqbal of Pakistan ISI.
(6). Two attempts were made to attack Mumbai prior to 26/11. First attempt was made in Sept 2008 but boat hit rocks in the ocean, weapons and explosives were lost but those on board survived. Second attempt to attack Mumbai made in October 2008, those involved in first attempt were involved in this as well, but attack failed. Third and final attack on Mumbai was successful (26/11).

(7). I and retired major Abdur Rehman Pasha were arrested in Landi Kotal near Pak-Afghan border because I looked like a foreigner. During my arrest, Major Ali came to interrogate me and I was having some Indian literature in my possession.
(8). All details except place of birth, date of birth, mother’s nationality & passport number, were incorrect in my visa application (9) After 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks I visited India on 7th March 2009 from Lahore to Delhi (10). My 7 visits to India were directly from Pakistan and 1 from UAE
(11). After 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks I visited India on 7th March 2009 from Lahore to Delhi (12) . After receiving new passport I visited India 8 times, out of 8 times I visited Mumbai 7 times (13). Sajid Mir (LeT) specified object of his intention before my first visit to India (14)  Sajid Mir (LeT) wanted me to set up some business or office in India
(15). I changed my name so that I could enter India. I wanted to enter India with an American name16. ​Became David Coleman Headley from Daood Saeed to enter India on Sajid Mir’s suggestion.​
17. I was a true follower of LeT

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