Pakistani-American terror agent David Coleman Headley on Sunday has reportedly confessed that 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks were masterminded by Pakistan's terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba and had approval of Pak's Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI).
According to an exclusive report by CNN-IBN, during an interrogation with NIA, Headley revealed that he was handled by Pakistan ISI's Major Iqbal and Sameer Ali and that LeT's Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi's handler was ISI Brigadier Rivaz. Making a shocking revelation about Pakistan-backed ISI and Pak Army, Headley reportedly revealed that ISI chief Sujha Pasha had visited Lashkar-e-Taiba top terrorist Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, after the latter was arrested in connection with 2008 terror attacks case.
Headley further divulged that he was also given money by the ISI for recce. Another disclosure made by Headley reportedly says that he had recced the Indian vice-president's residence, India Gate and CBI office in New Delhi before the 2008 terror attacks were executed. Exposing Pakistan's role in the 26/11 attack, Headley also revealed that Mumbai terror attacks carried out in India in 2008, had the support of Pakistan government, the report said. According to Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, Headley will depose before the Indian court on February 8, Monday, in exchange of pardon. The deposition is likely to be done through video conferencing and would continue for few days from Monday.
David Coleman Headley was originally charged under 11 counts, relating to planning and executing terror-related activities against India. Headley, who is currently serving a 35-year prison sentence in the US for his role in the 2008 attacks case, had initially refused to depose before the court. It is believed that NSA Ajit Doval has big hand in turning Headley an approver in the case. As per reports, Doval met some top United Nation officials four months ago and had been putting pressure on the US government to make Headley depose before the Indian court in the 2008 terror attacks case.
It was not long before when United States President Barack Obama sent a strong message to Pakistan government to take strict action against those using its land for carrying out terror-related activities.