David Headly on Thursday raked up another skeleton from the past when he revealed that Ishrat Jahan was a Lashkar operative and had been trained as a suicide bomber.
During the third day of his video deposition, Headly revealed that during the course of his time with the Lashkar-e-Taiba, his colleague in the terror outfit Muzammil Bhatt had told him how Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi had mentioned about a female lashkar recruit who was killed in India. “The name of the female was Ishrat Jahan…,” Headley had told the special Mumbai Court which is hearing his deposition.
Ishrat Jahan, 19, was shot along with three men in Ahmedabad on June 15, 2004, by the crime branch of the Gujarat Police. At that time, the Gujarat Police had claimed that all four people who had been shot were terrorists and were involved in a plot to kill Narendra Modi.
The CBI had later alleged that the seven cops had shot the group in “cold blood” and had destroyed evidence.