David Coleman Headley Allowed By Court To Be Made Accused In Mumbai Terror Attacks

18/11/2015 4:14 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 courtroom drawing, David Coleman Headley, left, pleads not guilty before U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber, in Chicago to charges that accuse him of conspiring in the deadly 2008 terrorist attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai and of planning to launch an armed assault on a Danish newspaper. Headley, who pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to laying the groundwork for the attack, told Indian interrogators in June that officers from Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency were deeply intertwined with Lashkar-e-Taiba. (AP Photo/Verna Sadock, File)

A Mumbai sessions court has allowed Pakistan-born American terror operative David Coleman Headley, to be made an accused in the November 26, 2008, terror attacks.

Headley will be produced before the court on December 10 via video conferencing. The court has issued summons to the authorities in the US where Headley was convicted and imprisoned for his role in the attacks.

Special Judge G.A. Sanap, who is currently presiding over the trial of Lashkar operative Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal in the 26/11 case, passed the order to make Headley an accused in the case.

The police had filed the application before the sessions judge G A Sanap on October 8.

The court this week framed charges against Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, one of the key conspirators of the Mumbai terror attack.

The prosecution today told the sessions court that Headley had not been tried under Indian law for 26/11 conspiracy.

Headley, accused of conducting a recce of targets before the Mumbai terror attack, was sentenced to 35 years' imprisonment by a court in the USA after he entered into a plea bargaining agreement with the US government.

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