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Mumbai cops seek Headley's production via video conference

PTI 08 Oct 2015, 23:31:18 IST

Mumbai: Mumbai police today moved an application in the sessions court seeking issuance of a Letter of Request (LR) against Pakistani-American LeT terrorist David Headley for his production through video conference from the US in the 26/11 terror attack case.

The court is trying Lashkar-e-Taiba operative and key plotter of 26/11 terror strikes Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal for his alleged role in the Mumbai attacks.

"This court may kindly issue a Letter of Request to the US district court of Illinois to produce Headley before this court on the next date through video conferencing," the application moved by the Mumbai police reads.

The application further reads that Headley deserves to be tried by this (Mumbai) court together with Jundal as both of them are conspirators and abettors behind the 26/11 terror attack.

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"The offences with which Headley is likely to be chargedby this court are distinct and separate than the offences with which he had been charged and punished in USA", the application reads.

The police have prayed that court may proceed (the trial)against Headley after taking cognizance of the offences committed by him.

In the application, the Mumbai police said that from the judgement passed by the US court against Headley, serving 35 years for his role in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, it was clear that he was a member of LeT and had played an active role in the criminal conspiracy in the terror attack.