Pakistani-American David Headley, an LeT operative arrested by FBI, on Wednesday pleaded not guilty before a court where he was produced, two days after being charged with helping plan the Mumbai terror attacks.
49-year-old Headley, arrested in October this year, also pleaded not guilty to the charge of plotting terror attacks in Denmark. The next hearing of the case will be held on January 12.
Headley, who appeared in court in an orange jumpsuit, shackled at the ankle, has been charged with six counts of criminal conspiracy.
After the arraignment hearing, Headley’s attorney John Theis told reporters that his client had pleaded not guilty to the charges pronounced against him.
“Over the next several weeks and months we will review the evidence,” he said outside the court.
On being asked whether Indian authorities can get access to Headley, he said: “if they make any such request, we will deal with it when it comes to us“.
Headley has been accused of conspiring to bomb public places in India, murder and maim persons in India and Denmark, providing material support to foreign terrorist plots and providing material support to Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).