Chicago: In his last surveillance trip to India before 26/11, David C Headley, the Mumbai attacks terror accused, at the instruction of his Pakistani handler Major Iqbal bought 15 red bracelets to be worn by the attackers so that they can disguise as Hindus, according to unsealed court documents released today.
In July 2008, Headley returned to Mumbai for the fifth time to carry out instructions and surveillance activities, during which he conducted surveillance of a number of locations, including the Taj Mahal hotel, Oberoi Hotel, Leopold Cafe, Chabad House, the train station, various potential landing sites.
Headley also visited a Hindu temple, where he purchased approximately 15 red bracelets commonly worn by followers of the Hindu faith, the court documents said.
While Headley was performing this final surveillance in advance of the Mumbai attack, Major Iqbal attempted to contact Headley through Tahawwur Hussein Rana and obtain a status on his efforts, it said.
Once his surveillance was completed, Headley returned to Pakistan and gave Sajid Mir the GPS device so that its contents could be downloaded.
Headley and Sajid watched the surveillance videos together and discussed Headley's recommendations based on his surveillance.