Published On: Thu, Dec 10th, 2015

David Headley confesses to role in 26/11 Mumbai attacks

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Offers to turn witness if granted full pardon

Former FBI agent and Lashkar operative David Headley on Thursday offered to be an approve in the 26/11 case before a sessions court in Mumbai.

Headley was produced before Special Judge GA Sanap via video conferencing from an undisclosed location in the US.

“I have revealed the charging documents filed against me in this (Mumbai) court. It charges me with the same conduct for which I was charged in the US. I plead guilty in the past to the charges in the US and I admitted I was a participant in these charges. I accepted responsibility for my role in those offences in my plea agreement. I have also agreed to make myself available as a witness in this court. I appear here ready to answer questions regarding these events if I receive a pardon from this court. That’s all. Thank you,” Headley said in a statement he made to the court.

The Mumbai police wants to question Headley for details on the involvement of Pakistan’s state actors — the army and its intelligence unit, the Inter-Services Intelligence — in the 26/11 attacks in the city, in which 166 people were killed.

Headley has been charged in 11 offences related to 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.

He was produced at a Mumbai’s Special Court at 6:35 pm via video-conferencing in the 26/11 terror attack case.

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