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26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: David Headley purchased sacred threads from Siddhivinayak Temple

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:39 IST

The deposition of David Coleman Headley continued before a special Mumbai court on Friday where he is revealing the sequence of events and planning behind the 26/11 terror attacks. Here is what we know so far:

1. I visited Gateway of India, Cuffe Parade, Worli to select the landing site for 26/11 attackers and later finalised Cuffe Parade.

2. I went back to Pakistan after my Mumbai visit from April 9th-15th, 2008, met Sajid Mir and Major Iqbal and showed them video of possible landing sites.

3. I also conducted recce of the Mumbai airport but Major Iqbal was unhappy for not including Mumbai airport as a target spot.

4. I was in Pakistan from April 15 to June 30, 2008, but during this period somewhere in May, I visited New York and Philadelphia.

5. During this time I had a telephonic conversation with Tahawwur Rana, and I informed him about my Mumbai visit and the suggestions for the landing site.

6. I visited Mumbai's Siddhivinayak Temple, made a video of premises and purchased 15-20 sacred thread for 26/11 attackers so that they would look like Indians, as a cover up of their identities.

7. When I returned to Pakistan, I gave those threads to Sajid Mir who thought it was a good idea.

8. When I returned to Pakistan, I gave those bands (sacred threads) to Sajid Mir who thought it was a good idea.

9. I was in Pakistan from June 1st to June 30, 2008.During this period, I met Sajid Mir, Abu Khafa, Abdur Rehman Pasha, Lakhvi and Major Iqbal. I discussed selected target spots with them.

10. Lakhvi said that this (26/11 attack) is very important. It will be an answer to all bomb blasts done by India in Pakistan. It will be our revenge.

ANI

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First published: 12 February 2016, 12:35 IST
 
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