Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday said he feels proud that Bal Thakeray was on the hit list of terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
“A killer was hired by the LeT to kill Shiv Sena chief but the mission failed. In this case, the Mumbai Police also arrested a suspect but he ran away from police custody. I would like to ask that why the police hid this fact. Who was that person who ran away from the prison and how did he escape? What was the conspiracy behind this? The Mumbai Police and the then government have to answer these questions. The then Police Commissioner should be questioned,” Raut told ANI.
“It is no surprise for us as Bal Sahib has always been a true nationalist and has always been against the notorious activities carried out by Pakistan and terrorists. We feel proud that Bal Sahib was on the hit list of LeT,” he added.
Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley, convicted in the US for his role in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, has told a Mumbai court that terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba ( LeT) wanted to eliminate Bal Thackeray but the person who was assigned the job to kill the late Shiv Sena chief was arrested.
Headley, who has turned approver in this case, disclosed this fact during a cross-examination on the second day by Abdul Wahab Khan, the lawyer of Abu Jundal, an alleged key plotter of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks via a video link from the US.