‘Pak PM visited house to condole father’s death’
In a new twist, Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley on Friday testified before an anti-terror court that the then Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had visited his house a few weeks after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in 2008 to condole the death of his father.
Deposing before the court for the cross-examination on the third day, Headley said: “It is not correct to say that the then Prime Minister of Pakistan – Yousuf Raza Gilani –had attended the funeral of my father, who passed away a month after the Mumbai terror attacks on 26th December, 2008. In fact, he (Gilani) visited our house (in Pakistan) a few weeks thereafter,” Headley told special Judge GA Sanap.
To another question, Headley said his father, who was a Director General with Pakistan Radio, knew about his links with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) but was not happy about it.
Asked whether it is true that his half-brother Daniel knew about his LeT connection, Headley just said he (Daniel) was not living in the same city (in Pakistan).
Headley, who has been convicted in the US, for his role in the November 2008 attacks, also denied using Daniel’s mobile phone during his visit to Pakistan before the dastardly strikes in Mumbai.
Headley also told the court that he had no knowledge of any women cell and suicide bomber cell in LeT.
He denied that NIA suggested to him to name Ishrat Jehan (in the case).
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