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Court seeks date for second round of depositon by Headley

A court directed the Prosecutor in 26/11Mumbai attacks case to check with US authorities their availability for a second round of depositon of

Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley-AV, who had earlier this month made damning disclosures on the plotting and execution of the daring strike during his testimony.
The direction was issued by Sessions Judge G A Sanap after lawyer of key 26/11 plotter Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal informed the court that he wanted to cross-examine Headley for four days.

The court directed Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam to contact the US authorities, check their availability for Headley’s second round of deposition and inform the court of the details by February 25.

Once the availability of the authorities concerned in the US is checked, the court will fix dates for Headley’s deposition.

Jundal’s lawyer Abdul Wahab Khan also moved applications objecting to Headley being made an approver in the 2008 terror attacks case besides making pleas seeking copies of certain documents and CDs.

On February 13, the day on which Headley’s week-long deposition ended, the court had adjourned the case for cross-examination by Jundal’s lawyer for a future date.

Headley, who is serving a 35-year jail term in the US in connection with the terror attacks case, had given insights to LeT and Al-Qaeda’s plans to target India, during his testimony which began on February 8.

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