David Headley neither in Chicago nor in hospital; lawyer dismisses Mumbai 26/11 convict being attacked in prison

Media reports had said that Headley was attacked by two inmates at a Chicago prison on July 8 and that he was admitted to an intensive care unit of a hospital in the city since then.

Published: 25th July 2018 09:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2018 09:55 AM   |  A+A-

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David Coleman Headley who was born as Daood Sayed Gilani is an American terrorist of Pakistan origin, and a spy who conspired with the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in plotting the 2008 Mumbai attacks. He was prosecuted by a Mumbai special court in early february

By PTI

WASHINGTON Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley is neither in Chicago nor in hospital, his lawyer said today, dismissing reports that the prime accused in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case was battling for his life in the US city after being beaten by inmates at a detention centre.

"Although I cannot disclose his location, he is neither in Chicago nor in a hospital," John Theis, Headley's lawyer, told PTI.

Media reports had said that Headley was attacked by two inmates at a Chicago prison on July 8 and that he was admitted to an intensive care unit of a hospital in the city since then.

"I am in regular communication with Mr.Headley. There is no basis for the report in the Indian press," Theis said.

The reports had said Headley suffered serious injuries and was rushed to North Evanston hospital, where he was admitted to the critical care unit.

He has been sentenced to 35 years in prison by a US court for the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai that killed more than 160 people.

Headley — who recced various Indian cities including Mumbai before the 26/11 attacks — was arrested in 2009.

On Monday, US authorities refused to comment on the reports.

"We are not able to locate information about this individual," the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago said in a brief email response to PTI when asked about the reported prison incident.

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  • Kumar

    This is a God sent opportunity. Hunt and liquidate Headley.
    1 year ago reply
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