Headley case: LR sent to Pak asking bank details

Last Updated: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 17:57

New Delhi: A Letters Rogatory sent to
Pakistan seeking specific computer, bank and telephone details
in connection with the role of David Headley and eight others
in Mumbai attack is part of the chargesheet filed by the NIA
against the LeT terrorist.

The LR despatched by the National Investigation Agency
(NIA) is the first judicial document sent to Pakistan relating
to the probe into the 26/11 attack in November 2008 in which
166 persons were killed.

The 100-page document has been annexed with the 60-page
charge sheet filed against Headley, LeT founder Hafiz Saeed,
two serving Pakistani Army officers and others.

It sought details from the authorities in Islamabad
about the details of a bank account from where money was
transferred into accounts of the Pakistani-American and other

The LR has been sent under 166-A CrPC which entitles a
probe agency to send in a letter of request to a competent
authority for investigation in a country or place outside
India, official sources said today.

The request was sent earlier this year under SAARC Mutual
Legal Assistance Treaty signed by all countries in South Asia
in Colombo in 2008 and Indian Mission in Islamabad has been
sending repeated reminders to the Pakistani authorities asking
them to expedite the request, the sources said.

The NIA request included Internet Protocol (IP) addresses
which belong to Pakistan and the authorities in Islamabad had
been requested to investigate and transfer the evidence to

These IP addresses were used by the perpetrators of 26/11
for conversing with the Lashker-e-Taiba(LeT) terrorists on the
day of the attack using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
Some of the IP addresses were also used for exchange of
emails between Headley and his handler Sajid Majid and Abdur
Rehman alias Pasha.

The NIA has also provided telephone numbers belonging to
Pakistan Telecom department.

The LR also talks about the investigations carried so far
which includes Headley’s confession statements and evidence
collected from US and Mumbai trial of Ajmal Kasab, the lone
surviving gunman.

The request also sought some more details or allowing NIA
to carry out investigations related to Hafiz Saeed and
Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a mastermind in the 26/11 attack and
Major Samir Ali and Major Iqbal, the two serving army
officials, who are believed to be on deputation to Pakistani
spy agency ISI.


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First Published: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 17:57

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