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Ready to Turn Approver if Given Pardon in 26/11 Case, Headley Tells Court

As the public prosecutor sought some time to consult the investigating officers, the court adjourned the proceedings for half an hour.

Published: 10th December 2015 08:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th December 2015 08:41 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

MUMBAI: David Coleman Headley, the Pakistani -American LeT terrorist serving prison sentence in the US, today told a court here that he was ready to depose and turn approver in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack trial if he was given pardon.

Headley appeared before the sessions court here through a video link from an undisclosed location in the US. Ujjwal Nikam, the special public prosecutor, told the judge G A Sanap that Headley was ready to turn "approver" if given pardon.

As Nikam sought some time to consult the investigatingofficers, the court adjourned the proceedings for half an hour this evening.

"I have received the charging document filed against me in this court. It charges me with same conduct for which I was charged in the US. I had pleaded guilty to the charges in the US and I admitted that I was participant in these charges," Headley told the court.

"I accepted responsibility for my role in those offences in my plea agreement (in US). I 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," he said.

At this point, Nikam said that Headley had proposed to become an approver provided he was given pardon.

The prosecutor then requested the judge to adjourn the hearing for half an hour, so that he could consult the investigating officers about Headley's offer.



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