New Delhi: A Delhi court postponed the hearing on the chargesheet filed by National Investigation Agency (NIA) against terrorist David Headley and nine others. Headley a Pakistani origin is the main accused behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

Postponing the hearing to January 21 the court has asked the NIA lawyers and officials to furnish all important documents.

Special NIA Judge HS Sharma said, “According to the challan, there are nine accused and none of the them has been arrested. Arguments have been heard in parts. Many documents have been presented so far. To reinforce the arguments, relevant documents should be present at the time of hearing. Investigation officers have ensured that relevant documents will be present by the time of next hearing.”

The NIA had filed a chargesheet against 51-year-old Headley, his Pakistani-Canadian accomplice Tahawwur Rana and founder of Lashker-e-Toiba terror group Hafiz Saeed on December 24 last year.
Besides two serving Pakistani Army officials naming Major Iqbal and Major Sameer Ali, Al-Qaeda’s Illyas Kashmiri, Sajid Malik, and Abdul Rehman Hashmi, a Pakistani Army officer have been accused in the chargesheet.
   
Under section 166A of the CRPC, NIA has also filed a letter seeking permission for investigation at different places of the country and at places outside India.

Rana and Headley are presently in prison in America.

JPN/Bureau