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26/11: Why Headley silent on his Indian collaborators: Y.P Singh

Y.P Singh

Mumbai: Former IPS officer Y.P. Singh on Tuesday questioned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist David Coleman Headley’s silence on his Indian collaborators, who helped him to plan the 26/11 attacks.

Taking a strong exception to Headley’s concealing his links in India, Singh said ‘such depositions have got no evidential value’.

“Which Indians were involved in it? He is not naming a single Indian whom he met while he visited India. The revelations made by the LeT terrorist in the Mumbai court was ‘just of an academic significance’ which has got no legal specificity, where the relevant people could be prosecuted in the court of law and sent to jail,” he pointed out.

“David Headley is taking Indian investigation agencies for a ride. He should have clearly said if he has visited India eight times, who were his collaborators in India, who helped him plan the attacks in the country?” he asked.

Singh further said that Headley’s deposition is not going to serve the cause of justice as it would in no way bring any culprit to the level of conviction.

“He is talking only about those Pakistan operatives on whom the Indian investigating agencies have got no control. Such deportation made from a jail under the American Judicial system, Pakistan will straightway reject Headley’s claim. Such deposition is going to do more harm than good,” he further said.

Continuing his deposition for the second day before a special court via video conferencing, Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley on Tuesday admitted that he had met both LeT commander Hafeez Saeed and then operational commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.

He told the court that Lashkar had planned to attack the Indian defence scientists at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai.

Headley also said that he also advised the mastermind of the Mumbai terror attack, Hafiz Saeed and Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi to ‘legally challenge’ the US ban on Lashkar.

He further disclosed that the same group of ten terrorists that attacked Mumbai in November 2008, had made failed attempts to strike the city in September and October the same year.

Headley said he joined the Lashkar in 2002 and trained under its leaders Hafiz Saeed and Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, key plotters of the 26/11 attack. India has been asking Pakistan to bring them to justice, but Islamabad has pleaded lack of evidence. (ANI)

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