Thack­eray, Sena Bha­van were on hit list: Headley

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Kan­chan Chaud­hari and Charul Shah ht­metro@hin­dus­tan­times.com

MUM­BAI: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) op­er­a­tive David Cole­man Headley told a Mum­bai ses­sions court on Fri­day that Shiv Sena Bha­van in Mum­bai and the Na­tional De­fence Col­lege in Delhi were on the Pak­istan­based mil­i­tant out­fit’s hit list.

The ac­cused-turned-ap­prover against Zabi­ud­din An­sari alias Abu Jun­dal, the prime ac­cused in the 26/11 at­tacks case, re­vealed that a pos­si­ble as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt on the then Shiv Sena chief Bal Thack­eray was also in the works. “I thought, per­haps the LeT would be in­ter­ested in at­tack­ing the build­ing or as­sas­si­nat­ing the head of the or­gan­i­sa­tion [Thack­eray],” he said. Th­ese rev­e­la­tions were made in re­gard to one of the worst ter­ror at­tacks in the coun­try on Novem­ber 26, 2008, when a group of 10 LeT ter­ror­ists wreaked havoc in the city for over 60 hours, killing 166 peo­ple and in­jur­ing 268 oth­ers.

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