David Coleman Headley, a US based Lashkar terrorist who was nabbed at the Oâ€™Hare International Airport, has been exposed!
In a recent development, Headleyâ€™s passports and relevant documents have been accessed from a hotel in Paharganj in Delhi. These documents reveal that during his visit in Mumbai in March 2006, he had resided at Hotel Trident. Later he booked a guest house near the CST Railway Terminus and checked in at the Taj Hotel.
The Trident, The Taj Hotel and The CST Railway Station were the targets in the 26/11 2008 attacks! That cannot be a co-incidence.
And during his visit to New Delhi In March 2009, he had stayed in two hotels in Paharganj. TheÂ Anand Hotel and DeÂ Holiday International where he stayed are situatedÂ in the historic area of Delhi,Â near the railway station, which again is a matter of grave concern.
David Headley had visited India 9 times between 2004 to2009. It is believed that his visits mainly concentrating on Ahmedabad, Mumbai Agra, Lucknow and Delhi,wereÂ to conduct reconnaissance on targets of vital importance and to set up sleeper cells as directed by his Pakistan based leader.
After this alarm, the Centre has asked UP Police to beef up security and to investigate if Headley had conducted a recce of Taj Mahal or other important installations of the state.
It has also been disclosed that besides the Doon School At Dehradun and Woodstock, an elite boarding school, the National Defence College was in his hit list as it was a soft target with high symbolic value.Â But before he could execute his plans he was nabbed by the FBI on October 3rd.
The Centre has issued terror alerts to all the 5 cities which he had visited during his stay. Intelligence reports say that a good number of terrorists are looking to infiltrate, India through the west coast and multiple terror attacks are expected in these cities around the 26/11 anniversary.
After his arrest, the details of his interrogation revealed that besides the three sites that have been disclosed there were other targets he had plotted against. In view of this the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun and the Defence Academy in Pune have been alerted.
Headley, originally Daood Gilani, a US citizen of Pakistani Origin had changed his identity to avoid suspicion. A member of the terrorist group Lashkar-e- Taiba, he made several visits to India, before 26/11.