Apprehending arrest during his India visit after the Mumbai attacks, David Coleman Headley wrote a will and emailed it to his friend and co-accused Tahawwur Rana, with specific instruction about his wives and children in the event of his death or arrest.
"I am travelling and things are so bad these days, I would like to leave a few instructions with you in case of my death or if I am anticipated for some reason," Headley wrote to Rana on March 3, 2009 in an email.
Headley said he was afraid of going back to India because of increased surveillance. "Because I have been coming in and out of India before the (Mumbai) attacks, conducted the surveillance, (so I) was concerned about being apprehended in India..."
On his wife and sons
He identifies his two wives as M1 and M2. "First of all M2. Please get her to Canada as soon as possible. Till that time comes, send her $350 a month through Pasha. Communicate with her through him and don't give her your numbers, even if you call her.... When she does get the visa, give her Canadian dollar 6,000 and ticket and instructions," Headley said.
"Regarding M1, sit with her and decide whether she should return home immediately, or after a year, or two. We will play this by ear if I am incapacitated, if I die then use your best judgment," he wrote.
"I would like my sons to get into Aicthison after their Hifz, if you can swing it, great, and if not then whatever is the next best option," he said.
On his assets
Headley also revealed the details of his assets to Rana.
"I have 2 shops in Dubai completely paid up. The larger one has two more years on the lease. The rent is fixed at 23,780 dirham quarterly....The smaller one has one year on its lease....”
The mail goes on with specific instruction about the shops.
"The last thing is Abba's house, 60% of it is owned by me. Abba's share comes to about 21 marlas. I want my sons to keep that house at all costs. Once again Solat has all the necessary details pertaining to this house. I want this issue settled as soon as possible as I fear the other heirs ... may have a change of niyyat (intentions) after my departure....”