(Last Updated On: March 9, 2016)
Video conferencing of David Headley
David Coleman Headley, an accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, on being produced before the Competent Court on 10.12.2015, through VTC from USA, had expressed a desire to become approver in the said case, provided he is granted pardon by the Court. The Court of competent jurisdiction in Mumbai had tendered pardon under Section 307 of the Criminal Procedure Code 1973 to David Coleman Headley on the condition that he will make factual and true disclosure of the entire criminal conspiracy behind the 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack, which was accepted by Headley. Thereafter, Headley was examined by the prosecution as a witness in the trial case relating to 26/11 Mumbai terror attack through Video Conferencing from USA. The matter is still pending in the Court and the decision on sharing Headley’s disclosures with Pakistan will be taken at the appropriate time.
The case relating to Mumbai Terror Attack was investigated by the Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan. The trial against the accused in this case is going on at a slow pace and an important accused in the case, Zaki-Ur-Rehaman Lakvi is out on bail.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in written reply to a question by Shri Vishambhar Prasad Nishad and Smt. Kanak Lata Singh in the Rajya Sabha today.
Source Ministry of Home Affairs 09-March, 2016