I was also working for Al-Qaeda, says David Headley; here’s what he told the court so far

Mumbai: David Coleman Headley's deposition over the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack entered its fifth day on Friday.

Headley made sensational revelations on the fourth day of his deposition.

Headley named Ishrat Jahan, who was killed in an alleged 'fake encounter', as an LeT operative and told the court about LeT’s naval wing.

During the last three days of deposition, Headley revealed several names in Pakistani Army and the ISI who are working closely with terror outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jamat-ul-Dawa (JuD) to carry out attacks in India.

Here is what Headley told the court so far:

1. I visited Gateway of India, Cuffe Parade, Worli to select landing site for 26/11 attackers & later finalized Cuff Parade.

2. Went back to Pak after my Mumbai visit frm 9th-15th April 2008,met Sajid Mir&Major Iqbal,showed them video of possible landing sites.

3. I also did recce of Mumbai airport but Major Iqbal was unhappy. He thought that targeting Mumbai airport was not a good idea.

4. I was in Pakistan from 15th April to 30th June 2008, but during this period somewhere in May I visited New York and Philadelphia.

5. During this time I had a telephonic conversation with Tahawwur Rana,informed him abt my Mumbai visit&suggestions for landing site.

6. I visited Mumbai's Siddhivinayak Temple, made video of premises and purchased 15-20 wrist bands (sacred thread) for 26/11 attackers so that they would look like Indians, as a cover up of their identities.

7. When I returned to Pak,I gave those bands (sacred threads) to Sajid Mir who thought it was a good idea.

8. I was in Pak from 1st June to 30th June 2008.During this period I met Sajid Mir, Abu Khafa, Abdur Rehman Pasha, Lakhvi & Major Iqbal.

9. l discussed selected target spots with them.

10. Lakhvi said, this (26/11 attack) is very imp. It will be an answer to all bomb blasts done by India in Pak. It will be our revenge.

11. Major Iqbal said in future I should recruit people from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) for ISI, who collect classified info.

12. David Headley admitted that he visited and made a video of BARC, and then handed it to Major Iqbal & Sajid Mir.

13. Major Iqbal asked me to survey the Naval Air Station in Mumbai, which I did and then discussed about it with LeT Operatives.

14. In July 2008 I visited Chabad House (Nariman House) in Mumbai,made a video of premises as I knew that It ws Jewish community centre.

15. Also discouraged LeT from attacking Naval Air Station & Siddhivinayak Temple as I observed that both are heavily guarded.

16. I was asked by Sajid Mir & Abdur Rehman Pasha to conduct recce of the Chabad House (Nariman House).

17. I met Rajaram Rege at Shiv Sena HQ in Shiv Sena Bhavan in Dadar (Mumbai), because I was interested in accessing the building.

18. I developed a close friendship with him (Rajaram Rege).

19. I wanted to access the Shiv Sena Bhavan in case LeT is interested in attacking the building in future.

20. I met Rahul Bhatt, through a person called Vilas, during a body-building competition. Vilas was the in-charge of Moksha Gym.

21. I took a video of Shiv Sena Bhavan & handed it to LeT, they were planning to target Shiv Sena HQ & Bala Saheb Thackeray in future.

22. Sajid Mir asked me to develop my friendship with Rajaram Rege, who was the PRO of Uddhav Thackeray.

23. David Headley admits that 10, 26/11 attackers were using Indian cell phones and were getting directions from control room in Karachi.

24. Sajid Mir gave me one of those Indian cell phone numbers,asked me to visit Wagah border to check if its working in that area.

25. I heard in news that 1 terrorist named Ajmal Kasab was captured by force in Mumbai. Sajid Mir and entire LeT were saddened by this.

26. Headley admits those 10 attackers carried out attacks in various places of Mumbai such as CST,Hotel Taj,Oberoi, Cafe Leopold & Chabad house.

27. My wife met Hafiz Saeed and requested him to convince me to take her back as I had divorced her.

28. My wife Faiza knew that I was a true follower of Hafiz Saeed who called me through somebody after hearing my wife's request.

29. On 28th Nov 2008 I got a mail from my wife stating "Congratulations on your graduation, ceremony was great".

30. She was talking about the 26/11 attacks, says David Headley after being asked by Public Prosecutor about what that mail meant.

31. My wife gave me full credit for the successful terror attack.

32. David Headley admits that LeT intended to attack National Defence College (Delhi) long years ago.

33. Met Ilyas Kashmiri in Feb 2009, he asked me to go to India to conduct recce for future attacks.

34. He asked me to survey National Defence College (Delhi), Chabad House (Pushkar, Pune), & Chabad House (Goa).

35. Ilyas Kashmiri gave me money for air fare. I didnt share these facts with LeT because I thought they won't allow this visit.

36. I was also working for Al-Qaeda.

37. One of the reason I didnt tell about this to LeT is that they will think I may be apprehended in India.

38. Ilyas Kashmiri wanted to target National Defence College (Delhi) because it was a prime target.

39. Ilyas Kashmiri said National Defence College (Delhi) was a high value target & many senior Indian Army officers stay there.

40. Abdur Rehman Pasha said that if we target National Defence College successfully number of deaths of army Brigadiers, & Generals will be more than deaths in any India-Pak war.

41. In 2007 Sajid Mir asked me to take a look at National Defence College if I visit Delhi. I did that, but didn't make a video.

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