CHICAGO: Pakistan American David Coleman Headley visited a nuclear power plant in India ahead of the November 2008 Mumbai terror attack, court documents revealed.
The self-confessed key plotter of 26/11 terror strike, who is appearing as a key witness in the trial of his one-time friend Tahawwur Rana, again testified Wednesday that he was trained in espionage by the Pakistani spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
The prosecution’s star witness in the terror trial, Headley also admitted that while he was training with Pakistan based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), he was still officially listed as an informant for the US Drug Enforcement Administration.
According to unsealed court documents released Wednesday, Headley aka Daood Gilani, visited a nuclear power plant in India in April 2008 at the direction of his ISI handler in Pakistan, Major Iqbal, who also gave him Indian currency notes for his operation in India.
According to the 57 pages of documents, Headley returned to Mumbai in April 2008 and as instructed conducted surveillance of potential landing sites, and took boat rides around the Mumbai harbour, using the GPS and making videos.
“Headley also performed surveillance of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
(CST) train station. Additionally, based on instructions from Major Iqbal, Headley visited a nuclear power plant in India to conduct surveillance. After completing these surveillance activities, Headley returned to Pakistan and met with Zaki, Sajid, Abu Qahafa, and another Lashkar member,” it said. The nuclear plant was not identified.