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26/11 accused Headley to plead guilty in US court

David Coleman Headley, the Lashkar-e-Toiba operative who played a key role in the 26/11 terror plot is now set to plead guilty.

He’s expected to do so at the court hearing in Chicago on Thursday. He had pleaded not guilty in December when he was formally charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

His lawyer says a plea agreement is being worked out but refused to specify the charges his client would admit to. He has been charged on 12 counts.

For many the guilty plea deal may not come as a surprise given the reports that Headley was a former undercover agent for US agencies.

Forty-nine-year-old Headley is accused of being a scout for the deadly 2008 Mumbai siege and a plot to kill a Danish cartoonist. Read full story from publisher

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