Mumbai: A Mumbai court has allowed the police to try David Coleman Headley in connection with the 2008 Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks. A plea by the Mumbai Police had sought to try Headley along with arrested another Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist Abu Jundal.
The court also issued summon notice in this regard, scheduling the next hearing on December 10. The judicial process in this regard will go through the Ministry of External Affairs.
In a memoir written by him while being in prison, Headley had said that for the terror attacks on Mumbai, the plan was formulated to capture an Indian fishing vessel so that would not raise any alarm among the Indian Coast Guard. And that vessel had transported the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists to Mumbai’s shores.
“The plan was to capture an Indian fishing vessel, which constantly strayed into Pakistani waters, and commandeer it all the way to Mumbai. The hope was that the Indian Coast Guard would not notice an Indian vessel. The boys would carry a GPS device which would guide them directly to the landing site, I had selected earlier,” Headley wrote.