Mumbai: Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operative David Headley will depose before a Mumbai court via video conferencing from US today between 7am to 12:30pm in 26/11 Mumbai terror attack trials.
“This is for the first time in the Indian legal history that a foreign terrorist will appear before an Indian court and testify,” Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told the media.
Nikam said that Headley’s evidence is important as it may help unfold many aspects of the terror attack.
Headley, who is currently serving 35 years in a US prison for his role in the Mumbai terror attacks told Special Judge GA Sanap that he was ready to depose, if he was granted pardon.
The court accepted him as a prosecution witness after granting him pardon in the trials, while observing that the entire conspiracy could be unearthed if one of the conspirators comes to court with the request of pardon.