Headley will testify in 26/11 case, says lawyer
WASHINGTON: David Headley, the Pakistani American convicted for his role in Mumbai terror attacks and plotting a strike on a Denmark newspaper, will depose in an Indian court as ordered by it.
His lawyer Peter T Their told PTI that Headley will depose in the court in compliance “with the terms of his plea agreement” with authorities in the US in 2010.
In return for cooperating with authorities, Headley obtained immunity from the death penalty and protection from extradition to face trial in a foreign country. In June 2010, just two months after signing the deal, he was interrogated by officials of the Indian NIA for seven days. He cooperated fully, officials had said.
Though his lawyer said he will depose, it was not clear how he will be treated as an accused as he cannot be extradited to be tried outside the US, as per the terms of his deal.
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