25 July, 2021

Sleeper In The Cell

Terror accomplice Headley’s India visits had various hues. No breakthroughs though.

Sleeper In The Cell

Sift through all the numerous tantalising details of Daood Gilani turned David Coleman Headley’s double life—from the FBI affidavit filed in a Chicago district court that gave the tipoff on his India focus, or the stray bits of information available with Indian investigators. It all still leaves the question open—can Headley and his “boss” Tahawwur Hussain Rana be charged for a role in the 26/11 attack conspiracy, to strengthen the link to the Lashkar-e-Toiba?

The topic came up this week in the special court of Judge M.L. Tahiliyani, presiding over the 26/11 conspiracy case, when an accused, Sabauddin Shaikh, pleaded that Headley and Rana, along with Pakistanis Mohammed Jangua and Aamir Jangua (arrested recently in Italy), be made co-accused in the case. The judge stated: “How am I concerned with all this? I am only concerned about the chargesheet before me.” Indeed, the Mumbai police are yet to make out a case against Headley, Rana or the others. “We are not yet ready to make a case. What...

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