ISI Major Iqbal Wanted Me to Recruit a Spy from Indian Army: David Headley

Headley alleged that Major Iqbal wanted to him to recruit someone from the army to share classified information.

Published: 13th February 2016 10:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2016 12:20 PM   |  A+A-


Continuing his deposition for the 5 day, LeT terrorist David Headley on Saturday told the court that ISI's Major Iqbal had asked him to visit Indian Army's Southern Command headquarters in Pune.

Headley also alleged that Major Iqbal wanted to him to recruit someone from the army to share classified information.

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The deposition which is happening via video conferencing began today as special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam arrived at Mumbai court.

Headley also tells the court that Abdul Rehman Pasha told him that the action taken by Pakistan Federal Investigation Agency against Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, Hafeez Saeed and other LeT members are "superficial".

In yesterday’s deposition, Headley made a startling revelation that a recce of Mumbai's Siddhivinayak temple and asked the LeT not to attack the shrine as it was heavily guarded.

Nikam said that Headley was asked by Major Iqbal to recruit the people from Baba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in order to collect confidential information from there.

"David Headley has made some new revelations today. He said that he had conducted a recce of BARC and he was asked by Major Iqbal to recruit some people from BARC to collect information," Nikam told the media here.

"He said that he conducted a recce of the Siddhivinayak temple and Shiv Sena Bhawan. He said that he asked the LeT not to attack Siddhivinayak temple and the Naval Air Base because they were heavily guarded," he added.

Headley, who deposed before a Mumbai court via video conferencing from an undisclosed location in the US, has disclosed the relationship between the Pakistan's Inter-State Intelligence (ISI) service and LeT.

Headley had also admitted that he had met both Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Hafiz Saeed and then operational commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.

(With inputs from ANI)

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