Hyderabad: The plotters of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and David Headley, who is a witness in the case against Tawwahur Rana being heard in a Chicago, US, court, had discussed Hyderabad along with other cities in the country as possible targets, sources said. After training with the LeT, Headley was asked to visit India by his handlers in Pakistan and on the possible itinerary were Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, Nagpur, apart from Mumbai.
Sources in the Intelligence Bureau said Headley had disclosed to FBI that Jammu and Kashmir, Hyderabad and Junagarh — all three areas which did at first join the Indian Union — were on the list of the terrorists.
David Headley identified one of the voices in the terror tapes that Abu Al Qama, who took the name of Hyderabad. Abu Al Qama, based in Pakistan, handled the 26/11 terrorist Babar. Babar was asked to contact the Indian media and claim that he belonged to the so-called ‘Hyderabad Deccan Mujahideen’. Abu Al Qama asked Babar to identify himself as hailing from Toli Chowki in Hyderabad. State police said they have no information on Hyderabad being on Headley’s radar. Deccan Chronicle