David Headly, the Pakistani-American convict of the horrendous 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, who was serving a 35 year jail term at Metropolitan Correctional Centre, Chicago died this morning, after being attacked by two inmates inside the jail, reported sources. However, the US authorities have not confirmed the reports yet.
The convict was, according to reports, admitted to the North Evanston Hospital in critical conditions after two inmates of the correctional centre he was in, attacked him on July 8th. He was moved to the ICU after being admitted.
Headly, as reported, was attacked because he was working as ‘double agent’ for Pakistan and other terror groups. His attackers were identified as brothers who were serving a jail term in the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in Chicago in connection to attacks made on police personnel a decade ago.
Headly, had earlier turned into an approver and had disposed via video conference in 2016, in connection to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in the year 2008 that killed nearly 150 people, which included several US citizens also. Ujjawal Nikam, the public prosecutor in the case had after the attack on Headly opined to a News daily, “We have not received any information in regards to the jail attack on Headly.”
Meanwhile, according to reports, the council of the retired IPS officer DG Vanzara, cited the testimony of David Headly and claimed that according to Headly’s disposition Ishrat had links with terror organisations. The council of Vanzara is at present appearing in the alleged fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan that was filed by her mother, who is accusing Vanzara for killing Ishrat in a fake encounter in 2004.
Reports also stated that Vanzara’s advocate VD Gajjar, defending his client at the special CBI court, last Tuesday had contended, citing Headly’s testimony, that Ishrat Jahan was found to have links with terrorist organisations, and the claim of Shamima Kauser that her daughter was innocent were not true. The judge on hearing the arguments has said that he would pass the order in this regard on August 4th.