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Mumbai court rejects defence application to question Headley

mumbai Updated: Oct 26, 2016 00:35 IST
Charul Shah
Charul Shah
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Headley was cross examined through video-conferencing from March 22 to 26, this year. (PTI)

A sessions court on Tuesday rejected the application of a defence lawyer seeking to question Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Coleman Headley again in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case.

Wahab Khan, advocate for attack handler Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, had in April moved an application before sessions judge GA Sanap to recall the witness. Headley was cross examined through video-conferencing from March 22 to 26. Khan said he wanted to question Headley before the court in connection with Tawahur Hussain Rana, the Pakistani-Canadian businessman. Khan claimed that Rana had helped Headley in his task of gathering intelligence and conducted a recce at the behest of ISI officials major Sameer Ali and major Iqbal before the 26/11 terror attacks.

The prosecution had, however, objected to the demand and had contended that defence was given time as much they demanded and recalling of Headley for further cross examination is nothing but wastage of time of the court. The sessions judge Sanap then rejected the application on Tuesday.