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26/11 trial: Owner of Pune hotel where Headley stayed deposes

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The owner of a hotel in where David Headley, member of the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba, had stayed, today deposed in a in a case related to the 26/11 terror attacks.

The trial of alias Abu Jundal, an and a key plotter of the terror attacks, is currently underway.

Headley, arrested for being part of the conspiracy, was later made an 'approver' (prosecution witness) and his evidence was recorded from a US prison through video link in 2016.

"Hotel owner deposed today. Headley had stayed at his hotel during his visit to Pune," special public prosecutor told

According to police, Headley had conducted a recce for potential terror attack targets in and

A native of district in Maharashtra, Jundal was deported to from in June 2012.

The Mumbai terror attacks of November 2008 had left 166 dead and many more injured.

As per the charge sheet filed by the Mumbai police, Jundal received training in and was part of the conspiracy behind the attacks.

During the earlier instalment of the trial, Ajmal Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist who was caught alive during the attacks, was sentenced to death. He was subsequently executed.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 20:05 IST