Mumbai March 23: Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley during his cross-examination told a Mumbai court that he had hatred towards India ever since it bombed his school during the India Pakistan war on December 7, 1971. He also said that he was looking for revenge which led to him joining the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). He added that he had pleaded guilty to that. Also Read - India in touch with US for extradition of persons wanted in 26/11 case
Headley admitted that he was trying to organise a fund raising programme for Shiv Sena in the USA and planned to invite the former late Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray to it with no plans to attack him there. Earlier, Headley had said that they had attempted to kill Thackeray. However, he admitted that the plans for American were just for the fund raising programme. He also said that he was in touch with former Shiv Sena worker Rajaram Rege for it. After knowing that Thackeray was ill, he cancelled to send the invitation. (Also Read- David Headley’s cross examination: Intended to invite Bal Thackeray to the US but with no plans to attack) Also Read - David Headley's Half-brother Did not Attend Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Funeral, Clarifies Govt
When asked about Headley’s prison location he said that he cannot disclose it and not reveal the facilities provided to him. The court reprimanded Defence lawyer Wahab Khan for asking questions to Headley without knowing the jail manual of the US. He was asked questions related to the facilities he is getting in prison like food, AC and conjugal access etc. The court took on record that the ‘defence lawyer is crossing his limits in cross examination and trying to direct the court that what the court should do.’ Headley also said that it was not true that he is living a luxurious life in the prison in America. Also Read - US: Mumbai Terror Accused David Headley Dead After Murderous Assault Inside Federal Jail?