David Headley quiz round II: Defence plea for mirror

Mumbai : The deposition of Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley is in its second round and decks have been cleared for his cross-examination. This included a seemingly strange request from the lawyer of terror accused Abu Jundal – that a ‘mirror’ should be arranged in the room where Headley will be sitting.

In his application, defense lawyer Wahab Khan Khan has argued that since the Pakistani-American would be deposing in the court via video conferencing, a mirror should be placed behind Headley which will give them an idea of how many officers are present in the room, etc. This will also minimize the possibility of Headley’s statement being doctored by ‘others.’

After being pulled up by the special court, the prosecution on Friday also submitted a transcript of the recorded statements of Headley before Indian agencies, which the defense had asked for the

day before. The court had slammed the prosecution on Thursday for not being able to furnish the recorded statements.

The court has, however, directed the defense lawyer to not to disclose the statements to anyone. In another application, Khan has sought access to statements of Headley during his previous trials in the US and Denmark. The case has been adjourned till March 14.

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