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Headley had twice visited Koregaon Park area in 2008-09

delhi Updated: Feb 13, 2010 21:55 IST

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American terror suspect David Headley had in 2008-2009 twice visited the Osho Ashram located near the German Bakery in Koregaon Park which witnessed a bomb blast on Saturday killing at least eight and injuring over 30.

The area also houses a Jewish prayer house. According to the NIA investigations, Headley had moved to Pune from Goa to recee the area around Koregaon Park.

Though initially it was believed that he wanted to target the foreigners coming to the Osho Ashram, later it was found that he had scouted the area for targeting the Jewish prayer centre in the area.

Headley had later left from Pune to Mumbai where he went to the Cuffe Prade area and apparently firmed up some loose ends in targeting the Israel Airways office before flying to Pakistan from the Chatrapati Shivaji airport.

Headley's last visit to India before being arrested by the FBI was in March last year, to finalise synchronised terror strikes on Jewish houses located in five cities at the instance of Lashker-e-Taiba.