Headley tightens the rope on ISI; Reveals plans to recruit a spy from Indian military

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Mumbai, Feb 9: Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley has spilt the beans for the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI.

He said that the agency had asked him to recruit Indian army men as spies. Headley also admitted that his wife Faiza had lodged a complaint in the US Assembly (Islamabad) that he is involved with terrorist activities and is having close links with LeT.

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He confessed that the LeT groups were reponsible as a whole for terror attacks on India and there is no one person that can be identified.

He further added,"I met Major Iqbal of ISI in Lahore in early 2006. He asked me to gather military intelligence from India and also try to recruit someone from the Indian military to spy. I told Major Iqbal that I would do as he asked."

He further said,"I cannot tell this court who specifically from LeT instructed to conduct terror acts in India. The group as a whole was responsible. We can, however, speculate that since Zaki-ur-Rehman was the head of operations of LeT, and hence all orders would have logically come from him," he told the court. He also revealed that, "In November, December 2007, the LeT held a meeting in Muzaffarabad which was attended by (Headley's handler in the outfit) Sajid Mir and one Abu Kahsa. In this meeting it was decided that terror attacks would be conducted in Mumbai."

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He further said,"The task of conducting recce of Taj Hotel in Mumbai was assigned to me. They (Sajid and Kahsa) had some information that there was going to be a meeting of Indian defence scientists at the conference hall in Taj Hotel. They wanted to plan an attack at that time." He also said,"They also made a mock (dummy) of the Taj Hotel. However, the meeting of the scientists was cancelled," he said. It was also revealed that the place for the terror attacks was not decided prior to November 2007.

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