Headley will tes­tify in 26/11 case, says lawyer

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Yash­want Raj yash­want.raj@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

David Headley: 26/11 ac­cused

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