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Headley's deposition cancelled on Day 3 due to video glitch

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Last updated on: February 10, 2016 11:43 IST
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The deposition of Pakistani American terrorist David Coleman Headley before a Mumbai court for the third consecutive day, was on Wednesday adjourned till Thursday due to a technical problem in the video-link at the US end.

“There was a technical snag in the video conference link from their side (US) due to which we could not connect despite several attempts since morning,” Special Public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said.

The testimony will continue on Thursday, he said.

While initially the court adjourned the deposition for an hour, Judge G A Sanap was later informed by Nikam and other officials that the glitch could not be rectified immediately.

Following this, the court allowed the adjournment sought by the prosecution till Thursday.

The deposition, initially planned till February 12, may extend for some more time.

Headley, for the past two days, is deposing from an undisclosed location in the US in connection with the 26/11 terror attacks case.

In his bare-all deposition, Headley revealed about how Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence was helping different terror outfits by providing financial, military and moral support.

He also told the court about how the plans to target Mumbai had started over a year before November 26, 2008 and that Lashkar-e-Tayiba initially wanted to attack a conference of Indian defence scientists at Taj Mahal Hotel for which even a dummy of the hotel was prepared. 

But the plan to target scientists was dropped because of logistical reasons, like difficulty in smuggling in weapons and personnel and lack of details about the schedule of the meet, he said.

About the plan to target Siddhivinayak Temple, Headley said that Sajid Mir (Headley’s handler in LeT) specifically asked him to make a video of it.

Headley also said that he also used to work for ISI and met many Pakistan army officials.

He also said that he had suggested to LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and its operational commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi about dragging US government to court for banning LeT as a global terror outfit.

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