NIA begins recording statement of Headley`s wife

Last Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 14:52

New Delhi: With the special court granting
permission for a Letters Rogatory to be sent to Morocco, the
National Investigation Agency (NIA) has begun the process for
sending request to that country for recording the statement of
Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley`s estranged
Moroccan wife for evidence against him.

Sources said Faiza Outalha, the estranged wife of
Headley, will also be a crucial evidence in nailing the lies
of LeT founder Hafeez Saeed, who has been attempting to throw
a veil to his terror activities under the garb of being
associated with humanitarian activities of Jamaat-ul-Dawa

The order of the special court of H S Sharma was sent to
the Ministry of Home Affairs, which will be forwarded to Legal
and Treaties department of Ministry of External Affairs, the
sources said.

Outalha, during her stay in Pakistan, had met Saeed and
complained about Headley to him and besides that she had also
gone to the US Embassy in Islamabad to complain against the
American-born terrorist and his role with terror groups like
LeT and Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islami, the sources said, adding her
statement woudl be recorded as a witness.

Outalha, who married 50-year-old Headley in February 2007
and divorced a year later, had been able to give security
agencies an insight into the personal life of Headley which
included connections he had in Mumbai, including with some

She had flown to Mumbai from Karachi and crossed over
through Wagah border into India the second time. She had come
for the first time in 2007 and stayed with the terror suspect
in Taj Mahal Hotel and later in Oberoi-Trident.

Both the luxury hotels were targeted by the terrorists
during the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008. She had
again come in May 2008 via Wagah and went straight to Manali
where she was on a holiday near a Jewish house and later
toured some areas of Shimla including nearby Kufri, a popular
tourist destination.

While she claimed that she had since been divorced as
Headley was allegedly having relations with several women, the
investigators also got information from her about his alleged
links with some upcoming Bollywood actors, prominent
party-hoppers of Mumbai and socialites.


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First Published: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 14:51

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