Tuesday, March 23, 2010

American Linked to Mumbai Massacre

MUMBAI, March 22: An Indian judge on Monday rejected a call for a US national who admitted scouting targets for the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks to be made a witness in the trial of the sole surviving gunman.

Judge M. L. Tahaliyani backed a prosecution objection to a bid to have David Coleman Headley testify to the special prison court in Mumbai, the domestic PTI news agency said.

Pakistani national Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab is currently on trial in Mumbai charged with a string of offences, including murder, attempted murder and “waging war” against India.

The application for Headley to be quizzed as a witness came from Sabauddin Ahmed, who is standing trial alongside Kasab with another Indian national accused of providing maps of key landmarks to the 10 gunmen.—AFP

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