26/11: NIA asked to produce Headley by Delhi court
A Delhi court on Tuesday directed the NIA to produce before it on May 31 Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley.
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday directed the NIA to produce before it on May 31 Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley, his accomplice Tahawwur Rana, LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi for allegedly carrying out several terror strikes in India.
District Judge H S Sharma also issued fresh Non-Bailable Warrants (NBWs) against Pakistan Army officials Major Iqbal and Major Sameer Ali, Al-Qaeda operative Illyas Kashmiri, Headley`s handler Sajid Malik and former Pakistani Army officer Abdul Rehman Hashmi, co-accused in the case.
The court fixed the matter for further hearing on May 31 after the National Investigation Agency apprised it that the earlier warrants and summons were not duly served.
During the last hearing, the court after taking cognizance of the voluminous charge sheet of the National Investigation Agency had issued process against Headley, Rana, Saeed and Lakhvi and NBWs against the other five accused for their alleged roles in various terror attacks in the country.
It had also allowed the NIA`s plea to issue a letter of request to the Kingdom of Morocco for judicial assistance to collect more evidence against the accused.
The NIA had urged the court to issue a letter rogatory to Morocco to help it further investigate the role of Headley`s second wife Faiza Outalha in the 26/11 attacks and ascertain her whereabouts.
According to the NIA, Outalha hails from Morocco and she had made visits to India in April 2007 and June, July and August, 2008.