Here is an overview of all legal updates related to David Headley confessions:
#DavidHeadley opened another can of worms on the fifth day of his interrogation. Headley revealed that they were planning to attack Siddhivinayak Temple by sending terrorists as Hindu devotees. He also confessed that he had done a recce of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre at the behest of Major Iqbal. Iqbal had asked him to recruit a henchman of his in the research centre who would get them internal information.
During his video conferencing, Headley also revealed that Iqbal was miffed after they excluded Mumbai airport as one of the targets in 26/11 attacks. Headley discouraged both the temple and research centre as a target because they were heavily guarded.
Further unspooling what went into preparation ahead of 26/11 attacks, Headley said that Badhwar Park, Cuffe Parade was selected as the safest landing site because it gave practical advantage of small hutments, slums, cottages etc to connect to the main road.
The attackers used India sim cards and Sajid Mir told him to test the phone’s range by sending him to Wagah border. Mir also told him to keep good relations with the PR head of Shiv Sena and make an attempt to attack the Shiv Sena Bhawan or party leadership.
He also admitted that LeT was not keen to attack the National Defence College in Delhi but Al Qaeda thought it to be a good idea as it was a “high value” target and had senior military officers.
He also confessed that he was working for Al Qaeda as well when he visited India after 26/11 attacks, in March 2009.
Headley’s wife also wrote a congratulatory email to him, saying “Yaar, you did great”.
Headley told his interrogators that he bought five books, and made the payment via American Express card. The books were: Indian Army 2020, Royal Rajasthan, India’s Jewish Heritage, Grand Trunk Road, and Polo in India. Headley also claimed to have met Rahul Bhatt at Moksh gym. 10 attackers were sent in a group of two to CST, Hotel Taj, Leopold Café, Cabard House, and Hotel Oberoi. Lakhvi said that this attack was very important and should be done properly as this was the chance to take revenge from India for all the blasts that India has done in the past.
Sajid Mir and Abu Khaff decided whether the 10 attackers would take the strong hold option or egress option. Strong holds means not leaving the place of attack and keep on fighting till the end, while egress means leave the place, go back to Kashmir and continue fighting there.
Headely also said he took few videos of Shiv Sena Bhawan from inside and outside.
In major revelations during his interrogation, David Headley confessed that Sajid Mir and Major Iqbal sent him money on numerous occasions in an Indus Ind Bank account, Nariman Point branch. Once or twice he also admitted to having received counterfeit notes from Pak through MajorIqbal.
One Dr Rana was with Headley before the terror attacks. Headley was sent to US prematurely so that he doesn’t run into any legal trouble. RBI cancelled Headley’s application to open a business account. Sanders then opened it in his name.