L-e-T operative David Coleman Headley sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks
Clean Media Correspondent
Shicago, Jan 24 (CMC) Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Coleman Headley has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks by a Chicago court on Thursday. The court of US district judge Harry D Leinenweber in downtown Chicago pronounced the sentence amidst an unprecedented security.
Pakistani American, Headley, 52, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in October 2009 on charges of being involved in the planning and execution of the Mumbai terrorist attack in which more than 160 people were killed including six Americans.
Headley later pleaded guilty to all the charges of 12 counts and agreed to provide all kind of support to the US government’s effort against terrorism in exchange that he would not be given death penalty and would not be extradited to India, Pakistan or Denmark.
For his cooperation with the US agencies against LeT and other terror organizations the acting United States attorney Gary S Shapiro sought 30-35 years of imprisonment for for him ahead of the sentencing.