26/11 trial: David Headley begins deposition through video conferencing
Mumbai, Feb 8: David Headley has begun testifying before a court in Mumbai which is hearing a case relating to the 26/11 Mumbai attack. Headley who is currently serving a life sentence in a US jail is deposing before the court via video conferencing.
This is the for the first time that a foreign terrorist is deposing before an India through video conferencing.
Once Headley is done with his deposition, the prosecution is likely to cross examine him. The prosecution is trying to understand the larger conspiracy behind the 26/11 attack.
The testimony of Headley comes after he had sought pardon. When he was produced for the first time before the court two months back, he had confessed to his role in the 26/11 attack. He had said that if he is granted pardon he would turn approver and testify before the court.
The court is currently hearing a case relating to the alleged role played by Abu Jundal who was the Hindi tutor for the ten terrorists who carried out the attack. Jundal was deported to India from Saudi Arabia.