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Not Tutored on Ishrat Links, Says Headley

Headley said that he hated India since he was a child because Indian planes bombed his school in December 1971.

Published: 26th March 2016 04:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th March 2016 04:34 AM   |  A+A-

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Ishrat Jahan and David Colmen Headley | File Photo

MUMBAI:  Pakistani-American terror agent David Headley on Friday said that then Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani had visited his house a few weeks after his father died in Pakistan in December, 2008.

Headley continued his deposition through a web link from an undisclosed location in the US as an approver in the November 26, 2008, terror attacks on the city.

He told Special Judge S A Sanap that his father had retired as Director General of Radio Pakistan and objected to his association with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Pakistan-based terrorist outfit. He also said that he hated India since he was a child because Indian planes bombed his school in December 1971. He was referring to the war between India and Pakistan in the year.

Headley denied that the NIA had pressured him to name Mumbra girl Ishrat Jahan an LeT operative. “I didn’t mention that Ishrat Jahan was a LeT member during Tahawwur Rana’s trial in US because I was not giving any speech that I should have mentioned her name then.”

“They didn’t ask me about Ishrat so I didn’t tell them about it,” he said. He also denied that he had met Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam and Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Atul Kulkarni in the US. Headley also told the court that he had no knowledge of any women cell and suicide bomber cell in LeT.



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