“I was studying Class 7 in a school in a remote area near Dhaka, then in eastern Pakistan. It was in 1971 that a war broke out between India and Pakistan which was otherwise called as “Bangladesh Liberation War” and India threw its weight behind Bangla nationalist forces. Indian military and air force have raided our areas and there was aerial bombing on our school. Scores of people, many children have died in the bombing of our school which sowed the seeds of my hatred towards India. I wanted to take revenge and bomb India whenever it is possible. I nurtured that will even today. I joined LeT to carry out serial blasts and kill as many Indians as possible since many Bangladeshis have died during Indian raids. I hate India, wanted to cause as much damage as I can and the (Mumbai) blast was part of it” David Coleman Headley, the Pakistan-American terrorist narrated before a Mumbai court on Friday. He has deposed before the court for the third day via video conferencing mode from an undisclosed location in US where he is serving a 35-year-old jail term.
He however refused to reveal the details of his location.
“I cannot disclose the location of my jail where I’m lodged in. I cannot reveal what facilities I’m getting here,” he said.”It is not true that I’m living a luxurious life in the US prison,” he added.
David Headley is being cross-examined in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case by Abdul Wahab Khan, Defence lawyer of Abu Jundal and Special Public Prosecutor lawyer Ujjwal Nikam. Abu Jundal is one of the prime accused in the terror attacks case.