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'Headley selected possible landing sites for 26/11 attack'

world Updated: Mar 19, 2010 10:52 IST

LeT operative David Coleman Headley had taken boat trips around the Mumbai harbour in April 2008 and stored information of possible landing sites in a GPS device later used by the LeT to carry out the 26/11 terror attacks, court documents have revealed.

In a meeting with co-conspirators in Pakistan around March 2008, Headley discussed potential landing sites in Mumbai for a team of attackers that would arrive by sea, the plea agreement that was submitted in a court here states.

Headley had pleaded guilty to all 12-terror charges against him in a Chicago court yesterday.

"Following the discussion, Headley returned to Mumbai with a global positioning system (GPS) device and performed the surveillance, including taking boat trips in and around the Mumbai harbour and entering locations in the GPS device," the agreement read.

After returning to Pakistan, Headley again met with various co-conspirators and, among other things, he advised them about the potential landing sites.

During these meetings, he learned that attack plans were being delayed, in part, "to wait for when the sea was calmer".

Back in Chicago, Headley shared all this information with co-accused Tahawwur Rana "and, in particular, the idea of one co-conspirator that the team of attackers land in front of the Taj Mahal Hotel".