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Sebastian Rotella – Mumbai: The Plot Unfolds, Lashkar Strikes and Investigators Scramble

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Mumbai: The Plot Unfolds, Lashkar Strikes and Investigators Scramble

ProPublica / By Sebastian Rotella

Privately, some officials express suspicion that U.S. agencies tracked Headley’s movements and picked up bits and pieces about the plot without realizing he was deeply involved.

November 18, 2010


Photo Credit: amorozy

This is the second part of ProPublica’s investigation into the plot behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Read the first part. Both were co-published with the Washington Post.

David Coleman Headley seemed like a gregarious, high-rolling American businessman when he set up shop in Mumbai in September 2006.

He opened the office of an immigration consulting firm. He partied at swank locales such as the ornate Taj Mahal Hotel, a 1903 landmark favored by Westerners and the Indian elite. He joined an upscale gym, where he befriended a Bollywood actor. He roamed the booming, squalid city taking photos and shooting video.

But it was all a front.

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