Headley’s Detention Hearing Deferred Indefinitely

The detention hearing of Pakistan-born American national and suspected Lashkar operative David Coleman Headley, who was arrested by the FBI last month for plotting strikes in Denmark and India, has been indefinitely deferred.

“The detention and preliminary hearing for David Coleman Headley that was scheduled for Friday in US District Court in Chicago is cancelled and will not be held (as scheduled). There is no new date and no further information available at this time,” US Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois, announced in Chicago.

The hearing, scheduled to be held on December 4 previously, was to take place before US Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys.

His lawyer John Theis was not available immediately for comment following hearing was deferred indefinitely.

However, the detention hearing for Tahawwur Hussain Rana, also in custody for similar charges, would be conducted as per schedule on December 2 before Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan.

Rana and Headley, arrested by the FBI in October on charges they were plotting terror attacks in Denmark and India, are also under investigation for possible links to the 26/11 terror strikes in Mumbai last year that killed 166 people.

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