Headley case: estranged wife's statement may nail LeT's Saeed

Headley case: estranged wife's statement may nail LeT's Saeed

National Investigation Agency (NIA) will soon send a Letters Rogatory to Morocco for recording a statement of Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley's estranged Moroccan wife to get more evidence against him as well as LeT founder Hafeez Saeed.

The decision to send the judicial document to Morocco was taken sometime back and the probe agency was giving final touches before it approaches the special court for issuance of the request, official sources said today.

The sources said Faiza Outalha, the estranged wife of Headley, could be of help in nailing the lies of Saeed, the Lashker-e-Taiba(LeT) boss who has been attempting to throw a veil to his terror activities under the garb of being associated with humantarian activities of Jamaat-ul-Dawa(JuD).

Outalha 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.

The statement was being recorded as a witness as of now, the sources said. Outalha had been able to give security agencies an insight into the personal life of Headley which inlcuded connections he had in Mumbai, including with some socialites.

She was married to 50-year-old Headley in February 2007 but they were divorced a year later.

Outalha 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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