An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Headley had stayed close to Chabad Houses

David Coleman Headley, the US-based Laskhar jehadi terrorist who intelligence agencies believe was here to help Lashkar plot multi-city attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets, always stayed closer to Chabad Houses — prayer house of Jews — while travelling within India.

Union home secretary G K Pillai on Saturday confirmed that he had stayed close to Chabad House and Osho Ashram while in Pune — a finding that he said had led the Centre to issue an advisory to Maharashtra government and Pune police on October 12, 2009.

This was only part of a pattern. While in New Delhi, Headley stayed in a Paharganj hotel located in the vicinity of Chabad House. Also, while doing a recce of National Defence College in New Delhi, he is also learnt to have taken a close look at the synagogue frequented by staffers of the Israeli embassy and other Jewish expatriates.

While in Pushkar — popular with tourists from Israel and elsewhere — Headley stayed in a hotel that was so close to the local Chabad House that he could see the prayer hall from his room.

Get Drishtikone Updates
in your inbox

Subscribe to Drishtikone updates and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Comments are closed.

Get Drishtikone Updates
in your inbox

Subscribe to Drishtikone updates and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.