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‘Rana got more than $100,000’

David Headley, the Mumbai attacks co-accused, told a Chicago court that he gave more than $100,000 to co-conspirator Tahawwur Rana, indicating that he kept all his illegal money with his long-time friend and perhaps was an investor in his business

world Updated: May 28, 2011 01:53 IST

David Headley, the Mumbai attacks co-accused, told a Chicago court that he gave more than $100,000 to co-conspirator Tahawwur Rana, indicating that he kept all his illegal money with his long-time friend and perhaps was an investor in his business.

Headley said this money was given to Rana spread over several years and he got this money from his father’s cash, profit from the illegal trade in heroin.

He was testifying in a court here on the fourth-day of the trial of Pakistani-Canadian Rana, another co-accused in the case. The statements formed part of the testimony of Headley, who has pleaded guilty.

Headley told the court that the then Prime Minister of Pakistan came to the funeral of his father, reflecting the important position of his family in the Pakistani society.

Major Iqbal told Headley to lie low

Mumbai attack co-accused David Headley was asked by Major Iqbal, his handler in Pakistan’s intelligence agency, to lay low after the carnage and not to contact him as there was intense pressure and increased international surveillance of their activities post 26/11.

Sometime in February 2009, Headley met Major Iqbal in Lahore, who informed him that the investigation into 26/11 was intense.

Headley, during the ongoing trial of 26/11 co-accused Tawahhur Rana this week, said Major Iqbal was a serving officer in the ISI.

Pakistan has strongly refuted allegations of ISI involvement.