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Headley's deposition reveals close nexus between ISI, LeT: Public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam

Ujjwal Nikam, special public prosecutor in the 26/11 case, told reporters on Monday that David Coleman Headley made some 'sensitive revelations' related to the case.

Nikam also said that two unsuccessful attempts before the attack on 26 November were made in September 2008 and October 2008.

Speaking about the role of Headley in the terror attack, Nikam said that he worked with a smuggler to send weapons to India. He also said that Major Iqbal and Major Ali — accused of being the attackers' handlers — were from Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence( ISI).

David Headley. Image courtesy: ibnlive

David Headley. Image courtesy: ibnlive

"It is clear that there is a close nexus between the ISI and the Lashkar-e-Taiba, as per the revelations by Headley," said the lawyer, adding, "I am absolutely satisfied with what David Headley has revealed in today's deposition."

Headley reportedly visited India many times between 2006 and 2008, drew maps, took video footage and scouted several targets for the attacks including the Taj Mahal Hotel, Trident Hotel and Nariman House.

His reconnaissance provided vital information for the 10 LeT terrorists and their handlers, who launched the attack.

In his deposition which began at 7.30 am, Headley said that he was a "true follower of LeT" and came to India eight times — seven before the terror attack on 26 November, 2008 and once after that.

Headley, who was made an approver in the 26/11 case, said that his main contact in the LeT was Sajid Mir, also an accused in the case.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Feb 08, 2016 12:59 PM

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