David Headley
Hated India since 1971 bombing on school says David Headley Picture: David Coleman HeadleyWikimedia Commons/ Scoutstr295

David Coleman Headley, a Pakistani-American accused who conducted recces in Mumbai before the 26/11 terror attacks in 2008 by Lashkar-e-Taiba, will appear in a TADA court on Thursday via videoconferencing from the United States.

Headley is currently serving a 35-year prison sentence in the US after he confessed to his involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks that left 166 people dead.

Headley was made an accused in the trial of Zabiuddin Ansari by a Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) court last month, following which the judge asked Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam to ensure the American's appearance in court on 10 December. 

Summons for Headley to be produced in the TADA court were issued to the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, as per reports. 

The Mumbai police had filed an application last month to allow David Headley to be tried under the Indian law as an accused with Ansari, who is accused of teaching the ten Pakistani terrorists Hindi and Marathi and monitoring the 26/11 attacks from Pakistan.

"An American court is not competent to try offences under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The charges for which Headley has been convicted by the US court and the charges we are pursuing against him are entirely different," Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam had said in the court last month.