Mumbai: During the third day of deposition, American terrorist David Headley claimed that Ishrat Jahan, allegedly killed in a fake encounter in Gujarat was an Lashkar-e-Toiba suicide bomber. The disclosure could ignite another row controversies to haunt PM Modi.
He had also stated that the 19-year-old girl from Mumbai was part of some botched up operation that he recalls Zaki ur Rehman Lakhi, the LeT commander mentioning.
However journalist present at the hearing did find the process of questioning by Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, a little uncanny.
The prosecutor further prodded David with 3 names – Hazrat Begum, Ishrat Jahan and Mumtaz, to which David picks up Ishrat Jahan’s name.
Ishrat Jahan Javed Shaikh, Amjadali Akbarali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were killed in a controversial encounter on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on June 15th, 2004