NIA to approach Morocco to probe Headley's wife

Updated on Dec 26, 2011 02:14 AM IST

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is all set to approach its special court in New Delhi for a letter rogatory to Morocco to get evidence from Faiza Outlaha, the third wife of Pakistani-American terror operative David Coleman Headley.

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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is all set to approach its special court in New Delhi for a letter rogatory (a court approved request for assistance in investigation) to Morocco to get evidence from Faiza Outlaha, the third wife of Pakistani-American terror operative David Coleman Headley.

The NIA has got necessary permission from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to approach the court. “Faiza is a Moroccan national and knows a lot about Headley’s dealings with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) patron Hafiz Mohammad Saeed...Any statement of evidence provided by her would be very helpful in trial against Headley,” said a source.

The NIA on Saturday filed a chargesheet against Headley and his Canadian associate Tahawwur Hussain Rana for helping LeT and Pakistani spy agency ISI execute the 26/11 Mumbai carnage and plan some more attacks afterwards.

Besides Headley and Rana, the NIA has named seven Pakistanis — two serving ISI officer major Samir Ali and Major Iqbal, Hafiz Saeed, two of his trusted lieutenants — Sajid Mir and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, former Pakistan army officer Abdul Rehman Hashim alias Pasha and al Qaeda commander Ilyas Kashmiri killed in a drone attack in June this year.

Faiza had helped Headley recce the targeted places for 26/11.

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    Rajesh Ahuja covers internal security and also follows investigation agencies such as the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate.

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