26/11: Headley’s cross-examination to start on March 23
The cross-examination of Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley, accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case, has been deferred to Wednesday. It was earlier scheduled for Tuesday.
“We informed the court that one of the attorneys of Headley was not well and requested it to start the proceedings from Wednesday. The court ordered accordingly,” Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said on Monday. Nikam said Headley’s cross-examination would go on for four days.
Abdul Wahab Khan, the lawyer of Abu Jundal, an alleged key plotter of the attack, will cross-examine.
Headley, who has turned an approver, concluded his week-long deposition before the Mumbai sessions court through a video-link from the US on February 13.
On February 22, Judge GA Sanap had directed Nikam to contact the US authorities for Headley’s second round of deposition and inform the court by February 25, after which the dates of his testimony were to be finalised.
Khan had then sought four days to cross-examine Headley. He has also filed an application objecting to Headley being made an approver by the court.