LeT man names Pak army, ISI officials

In what could be a major embarrassment for Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Toiba agent David Headley on Monday named some of his contacts and handlers who were at one point of time or are officials of the Pakistani Army or the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Headley named three people, Maj (retd) Abdul Rehman Pasha–who at one point of time worked with Khyber Rifles Regimental Centre; Maj Iqbal of ISI – who was in regular touch with Headley’s handler Sajid Mir; and Major Ali–who interrogated him in the Landi Kotal jail.

To a question by Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, he said that Sajid Mir and Maj Iqbal were happy when he secured the American passport under the new name and the Indian visa.

When asked do you know Maj Iqbal, Headley said: “Yes…I knew him, I met him in Lahore, don’t know where he was serving.” When asked who introduced him to Maj Iqbal, he said it was Ali. To another question whether Ali is Major Ali, he said, “yes”.

When asked who introduced him to Maj Ali, he said: “When I was in Landi Kotal jail, next to the Afghan border, he came to interrogate me.”

Headley admitted that he was caught as he was presumed to be a foreigner and foreigners are not allowed in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). When asked whether he was discharged because of his intervention, he replied in the positive.

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