Mumbai, March 25: Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley during his trial at Mumbai’s Session Court said that he had developed hatred for India since 1971, when his school in Pakistan was bombed by Indian planes during the Indo-Pak war. Also Read - India in touch with US for extradition of persons wanted in 26/11 case
During 1971 India Pakistan war the Headley who was a kid witnessed the war in which few people working at his school also died, Headley revealed to the court on Friday. Also Read - 'Madam' Was Busy Playing 'Election Game': PM Modi Slams UPA Govt Over 26/11 Attacks, Congress Hits Back
Headley, a strategic planner of Mumbai’s 26/11 terror attack made the admission today after defence advocate Abdul Wahab Khan asked him why he had a “hatred for India and Indians”. Also Read - Will Never Forget 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack, Justice Will Surely be Done, Says PM Modi
Headley, who has turned approver in 26/11 case said, “I have this hatred since 7 December 1971, when Indian planes had bombed my school”. Headley further said that the school in which he was studying was destroyed and many people working there also died. Read Also: (Pakistan PM visited my house to condole father’s death : David Headley)
During the video trial, Headley revealed that after almost a week after 2008 Mumbai terror attack the then Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani visited his home.
“The former Pakistan Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, visited my house a few weeks after my father’s demise on December 26, 2008,” Headley made the shocking revelation on Friday before Mumbai session court judge.
Headley also said that his father was unhappy with his association with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jamaat-ud-Dawa.
On the third day of Headley’s deposition the Pakistani-America double agent also revealed that he had ‘arranged’ a ‘fund-raising programme’ for the Shiv Sena in the US and had planned to invite Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray at the event. But Thackeray was unable to travel due to his illness.
Earlier while deposition in front of the court Headley said that LeT wanted to eliminate Thackeray but the henchman appointed by the LeT to kill Sena chief was arrested.