US Suspect Headley To Plead Guilty In Mumbai Bombings
Mumbai bombing suspect David Coleman Headley is set to change his plea to guilty in a US court on charges of helping to plan the deadly 2008 attacks, court records showed Tuesday.
Headley, 49, is accused of being a scout for two different Pakistan-based terrorist groups who used a friend’s immigration company as a cover for surveillance activities in India and Denmark. Headley, who has been cooperating with prosecutors since his October arrest, was to appear in a Chicago federal court Thursday for a change of plea hearing, court documents showed.
Terror and mayhem struck Mumbai and Srinagar, two cities 1600 km apart in the west and north of India, killing at least 143 people, the majority of them in suburban trains in the country's financial and entertainment capital.
The targets of bombings in Mumbai during the evening rush hour were the suburban train service that is the lifeline of the city. The stations that were targeted were Khar, Mahim, Matunga, Jogeshwari, Borivili, Bhayandra (Mira Road) and the Khar-Santa Cruz subway.