Court will meet on Feb 25 to decide the date on which the cross-examination of triple agent can be started

Mumbai : The defence lawyer for 26/11 planner Abu Jundal today informed the Mumbai Sessions Court that he would require about four sessions with ISI agent David Headley, to cross-examine him regarding the terrorist attack that was unleashed on the city. The Court will now meet on February 25 to decide the date on which the cross-examination of David Headley can be started.

The case is about the trial of Abu Jundal, who was one of the key planners of the 26/11 attack, and in which Headley has now become an approver for the Mumbai Police. He was examined by the Special Public Prosecutor Ujjawal Nikam for five days, during which he gave a detailed description of how he did recces at several locations in the city like the Siddhivinayak Temple, Shiv Sena Bhavan and even the BARC with the intent of carrying out attacks at these places. He also revealed that Ishrat Jahan, who was gunned down in an encounter with the Gujarat Police, was actually an LET operative.

There were other startling revelations like how Headley was working for the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI, the Lashkar-e-Taiba and even the Al Qaeda at different points of time. He also spilled the beans on the names of officers from the ISI and his handlers during the 26/11 attack in the attack, which resulted in a large number of deaths and injuries to many more. Headley is currently in US prison for a period of 35 years in connection with the terror attack case.

Following the deposition, it is now the turn of defence lawyer Wahab Khan to cross-examine Headley, and the date will now be fixed on February 25. “The prosecution team will contact the US agencies and work out a date that is mutually convenient so that the cross-examination can be carried out without any hitch,” Khan said.

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