Well aware that the journalists could be equipped with latest electronic gadgets ready to send the message on the social media, the advisory bans them from using any electronic devices inside the court room.
It also prohibits them from photographing, and video or audio recording of the proceedings.
In its pre-sentencing memorandum, the US government said said Headley, who "unquestionably contributed" to the Mumbai attacks, played an essential role in the planning of the horrific terrorist strikes, adding that his advance surveillance in India contributed to the deaths of innocent men, women and children.
"Undeterred by the shocking images of death and destruction that came out of Mumbai in November 2008, Headley travelled to Denmark less than two months later to advance a plan to commit another terrorist attack," Shapiro said.
"Headley not only worked at the direction of Lashkar-e- Taiba for years, but also with members of al-Qaeda. There is little question that life imprisonment would be an appropriate punishment for Headley's incredibly serious crimes but for the significant value provided by his immediate and extensive cooperation," the US attorney said.
The Pakistani-American's cooperation assisted the US Government in filing criminal charges against at least seven other individuals, including his handler Sajid Mir -- a senior Let militant who was one of the main architects of the Mumbai attacks and acted as one of the controllers providing directions to the 10 attackers, and his testimony helped secure the conviction of
Rana, the US attorney said.
"Headley cooperated with foreign law enforcement, answering questions without restriction from Indian law enforcement over the course of seven full days, and the government expects his cooperation to extend well into the future," the American government said.
In addition, it said, Headley provided extensive details about
Lashkar-e-Taiba, including its organisational structure, leadership and other members, recruiting methods, fundraising methods, training methods, planning of attacks and potential targets. He also provided extensive details about Ilyas Kashmiri and his network.
Why are all English media channels pretending that India is trying for Headley's extradition?
In 2011 itself, a ‘secret’ US diplomatic cable released by whistleblower website WikiLeaks indicated that the government of India may have merely been posturing for public consumption in seeking extradition of LeT operative and one of the main accused in the 26/11 attacks David Coleman Headley from the US about two years ago.