Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant, David Coleman Headley confirmed that he received black and white funds from LeT and Pakistan’s ISI to carry out terror actions in India.
Updates were made by him through a video conference from a jail in the US, to Judge G.A. Sanap, the Special Special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) Court.
Headley said, “The funds came through both Major Iqbal of Pakistan’s Inter Service Intelligence and his main contact in LeT Sajid Mir, besides his LeT Associate, medico Tahawwur Rana, currently undergoing a 14-year jail in the US.”
Before the 26/11 terror attack, Rana had visited the Indian grounds but was asked to leave the country considering his own safety issues prior to the bombings.
In October, 2006, Rana provided them with a fund of Rs.67, 605, following with $500 the next month, the same month end Rs.17, 636 was provided and by the year end of 2006 $1,000.
During the interrogation period by public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam he revealed that Major Iqbal had provided him with forged money.
The Reserve Bank Of India rejected his application to start up a bank account for business use in 2007.
Raymond Sanders, his visa consultant in Chicago had helped him to procure Indian visa with fake information and he also helped in with the bank account application formalities, which RBI rejected in January 1, 2007.
The interrogation which started on Monday and continued till Wednesday was disconnected due to technical error, was further taken on Thursday.