August 07, 2014Bashir, who helped David Headley in Mumbai, is a free man
Intelligence sources tell
how investigators overlooked an important aspect of the 26/11 case. A key suspect, who helped Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley gather information for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has never been captured.
January 06, 2014Court issues fresh NBWs against Headley, Rana, Pak army officials
A Delhi court on Monday issued fresh non-bailable warrants against Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley, his accomplice Tahawwur Rana, Lashkar-e-Tayiba founder Hafiz Saeed and 26/11 attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who are accused of carrying out terror attacks in New Delhi.
December 12, 2013India seeks access to Headley from US
India has sought access to Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative David Headley, the Mumbai terror attack convict now lodged in a US prison, as it insisted on bringing to justice the perpetrators of the 26/11 assault.
November 19, 20135 years since 26/11 attacks, 5 mysteries about Headley
Was 26/11 conspirator David Headley working for CIA, ISI or LeT? Did he know more about the Ishrat Jahan module? Five years since the terror attacks and we are yet to find clear answers on the many mysteries regarding this man.
November 11, 201326/11: Headley, Honey Bee, the Americans and the ISI
'The Americans never or hardly give complete information, only information that directly affects them is shared.' Indian intelligence agents challenge The Siege's version of the 26/11 attacks in conversations with Vicky Nanjappa.
October 08, 2013Court issues fresh NBWs against Headley, Rana & others
A Delhi court has issued fresh non-bailable warrants against Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley, his accomplice Tahawwur Rana, lashkar-e-Tayiba founder Hafiz Saeed and 26/11 attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who are accused of carrying out several terror attacks in India.
August 28, 2013NIA seeks limited access to Headley, Rana
The National Investigation Agency, probing the conspiracy angle in 26/11 Mumbai attacks, will be holding a video conferencing with the US's Department of Justice for providing "limited access" to alleged Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist David Headley and his accomplice Tahawwur Rana.
July 16, 2013Did Headley mention Ishrat? IB says yes, NIA says no
In a further blow to the encounter case of Ishrat Jahan, the National Investigation Agency has clarified that convicted terrorist David Coleman Headley, who is currently lodged in an American jail, never mentioned the 19-year-old during any of the interrogations.
June 24, 2013US tells India Headley opposed to further questioning
Mumbai attack terrorist David Headley, who is currently in American custody, has been opposing his further interrogation by Indian investigators.
June 19, 2013Did home ministry ask NIA to ignore Ishrat's inputs by Headley?
Speak about terrorism being made into a political tool, and there cannot be a better case than the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter case. In his interrogation, 26/11 convict David Headley told the National Investigation Agency that Ishrat was a fidayeen, in 2010. Despite this fact, the home ministry allegedly asked the NIA to not include this angle in the Headley probe. Vicky Nanjappa finds out why.
June 17, 2013Ishrat case: Headley's testimony divides investigators
While Intelligence Bureau is relying on David Headley's testimony, the CBI is seeking clarification from the NIA, which rejects the claim that Headley spoke to Ishrat Jahan. Vicky Nanjappa reports
June 13, 2013US secret surveillance FAILED to track Headley: ProPublica
Questioning the effectiveness of America's secret surveillance programme, a top investigative publication in Washington, DC has said the US intelligence failed to track Mumbai attack convict David Headley and he was arrested only after a tip off was provided by the British intelligence.
June 11, 2013US justifies surveillance; makes Headley an example
Top American officials have defended the controversial secret surveillance programme of the Obama administration, saying such efforts helped them to abort several terrorist attacks and nab terrorists like David Headley, the 26/11 Mumbai attacks convict.
June 10, 2013'NSA's phone, internet spy programme helped track Headley'
The leaders of the US Senate and House Intelligence committees have defended National Security Agency's phone and internet surveillance programmes, saying it has been critical in thwarting potential terrorist attacks and also to track the 2008 Mumbai attacks' convict David Headley.
June 02, 2013Hand over Headley for a year, India tells US
India has asked the United States to 'temporarily' hand over Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist David Headley for a year and extradite his accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana to get more information about the conspiracy behind Mumbai terror attacks.
May 30, 2013NIA to quiz Headley on role of 3 Pak army officials in 26/11
India may get access for the second time to Mumbai attacks terrorist David Headley and his accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana, reports Vicky Nanjappa.
May 29, 2013India likely to get access to Headley, Rana
India may get access for the second time to Mumbai attack terrorist David Headley and his accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana, currently in the custody of the United States, for questioning. The positive indication was given by Washington to New Delhi during a recent bilateral meeting held in America.
May 22, 2013India seeks access to Rana, Headley from US
India has sought access from the United States to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack convict David Headley and his accomplice Tahawwur Rana -- both of whom were sentenced by a Chicago court after being found guilty of terrorism charges.
May 16, 2013India to press for Rana, Headley's girlfriends' access
India is likely to press for access to Tahawwur Hussain Rana, and wife and two girlfriends of Mumbai attack terrorist David Headley during Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's visit to the United States next week.
March 04, 2013Here's how NIA can still get hold of David Headley
NIA sources told rediff.com that Headley is wanted for larger crimes in India and the concept of dual sovereignty is being quoted in the latest bid to extradite or at least question him once again.
February 16, 2013David Headley among 'top five' targets arrested by US
United States President Barack Obama's top counter terrorism adviser has listed David Headley, the 26/11 terror attack convict, among the high-value targets arrested by the US in the last four years.
January 31, 2013India to seek access to Headley's associate Rana
India on Thursday said it will seek access to Tahawwur Rana, an accomplice of convicted terrorist David Headley from the United States and maintained that its demand for their extradition "continues to stand" to take forward its legal processes in Mumbai terror strike cases.
January 26, 2013'Headley sentencing positive example of India-US ties'
Terming the sentencing of Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist David Headley as a "positive example" of Indo-US counterterrorism cooperation, the United States defended the verdict, saying justice has been served as promised.
January 25, 2013Headley should rot in an Indian jail: Rahul Bhatt
Aspiring actor and fitness trainer Rahul Bhatt, whose proximity to 26/11 conspirator David Headley brought him under the scanner of anti-terror agencies, feels the 35-year prison term for the Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative is 'inappropriate' and wants him to be tried in India and 'rot' in jail.
BJP demands death sentence for Headley
Demanding death penalty for Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist David Headley, Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday said he should be extradited to face trial in Indian courts for the killing of 166 people in the 2008 Mumbai terror strikes.
Headley would've got longer jail term in India: Khurshid
Reacting to David Headley's sentencing, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said on Friday that in India the trial of the Pakistani origin American would have been more severe and would have been given a longer jail term for his role in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
Headley's sentence meagre, insufficient: Nikam
Eminent public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, who was instrumental in sending Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving militant of 2008 Mumbai attack to the gallows, has termed David Headley's sentence as meagre in comparison to the brutality and heinousness of the crime.
'Headley's plea to live the American life laughable'
An NIA official, who was part of the team that interrogated David Headley in FBI custody, tells Vicky Nanjappa that the Pakistani-American terrorist was beaming with pride each time they asked him about his association with the Lashkar and also his role in the 26/11 attacks.
'Possibility of Headley's extradition to India'
There is still some possibility of extraditing Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist David Headley to India, if the Mumbai terror attacks convict violates his plea agreement, a US federal attorney has indicated.
'Remorseful' Headley claimed he has changed
A "remorseful" Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist David Headley made a last ditch effort to have his sentence reduced by writing an emotional letter to the judge claiming he is a changed man and was sorry of his past doings.
Only 35 years? 'David Headley has no right to live'
As David Headley appeared before the court for his sentence hearing, American victims of the Mumbai terror attack said it would be an outrage if he was let off with just a 35 year imprisonment for his involvement in the massacre of 2008.
US defends 35-year jail term for David Headley
The United States administration on Friday said the 35-year sentence without parole imposed on Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist David Headley, one of the Mumbai terror attack plotters, marks another step in its efforts to bring to justice those responsible for 26/11.
India hopes to get access to Headley's estranged wife
Currently in Morocco, David Headley's estranged wife Faiza Outalha accompanied him as he surveyed targets for the 26/11 attacks. She visited Pakistan after her India visit. Vicky Nanjappa reports
January 24, 2013David Headley sentenced for 35 years for 26/11 role
Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist David Headley, who "unquestionably contributed" to the Mumbai attacks that claimed 166 lives, was sentenced by a Chicago court
Probe the Indian terror links of Headley and Rana
There has been a huge cover-up of the LeT iceberg in India that helped David Headley and Tahawwur Rana plan the 26/11 terror strike, says B Raman
'Headley had no remorse, he was proud of his actions'
American prosecutors may seek a lesser sentence for Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative David Headley -- under a plea agreement the latter has clinched with the Federal Bureau of Investigation -- at the sentencing of the Pakistani-American terrorist in a United States court on Thursday.
January 23, 2013Disappointed at US refusal to extradite Headley: Khurshid
India on Thursday expressed disappointment over the United States' refusal to extradite Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist David Headley even as it vowed to continue to pursue with its demand for bringing him here for his role in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
United States rules out extradition for Headley
The United States has ruled out any extradition for the American born Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist David Headley, in lieu of providing critical information to the United States agencies about various other terror outfits.
US govt seeks 30 to 35 years imprisonment for Headley
The United States has sought a jail term of 30 to 35 years for American born Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist David Headley for his role in Mumbai attack and other terror activities.
January 20, 2013Letters Rogatory sent to Morocco for Headley's wife
Continuing its efforts to expose the role of state actors in Pakistan and the Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief in 26/11 attacks, India has again sent a fresh Letters Rogatory to Morocco for questioning of Faiza Outalha, Pakistani- American terrorist David Headley's estranged wife, after its earlier request was returned due to technical reasons.
January 15, 2013Rana's friendship with Headley over: lawyer
David Headley, who was involved in the Mumbai terror attack, was a liar and ditched his school time pal Tahawwur Rana, the Pakistani-Canadian's attorney told a Chicago court on Tuesday, claiming that their friendship was over and they would never meet again.
January 02, 2013Headley, Rana sentencing rescheduled by US court
A United States court on Wednesday rescheduled the sentencing of Pakistani American LeT terrorist David Headley, accused of involvement in 26/11 Mumbai attacks, from January 17 to January 24, while that of his accomplice Tahawwur Rana has been rescheduled for a second time to January 17.
December 10, 2012India rides on hope to get Headley extradited from US
While the Union home ministry issues statements time to time that it is hopeful about Headley's extradition, many within the establishment know for a fact that it is beyond impossible for this to happen thanks to the plea bargain secured by the Lashkar operative
June 20, 2012India may have to conduct 26/11 trial without Headley
An Indian court may try and convict Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative David Headley for his role in the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai, but the conviction would merely be a symbolic one.
June 18, 2012India asks US for statements of Headley's wife, associates
India has asked the United States to provide statements of 13 people associated with Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist David Headley and his accomplice in Mumbai terror attack case Tahawwur Hussain Rana as they could be potential witnesses.
June 14, 2012India seeks access to Headley and Rana from US
India on Wednesday requested the United States to provide it access to the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks accused David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, visiting External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said.
April 17, 2012India seeks extradition of estranged wife of Headley
India has asked Morocco to extradite the estranged wife of David Coleman Headley, the alleged mastermind of November 2008 Mumbai terror attack, as she is believed to have information and answers to key questions related to the incident.
NIA looks to Headley's wife Faiza to fill in the blanks
Faiza Outlaha, the estranged wife of arrested Pakistani American Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative and 26/11 conspirator David Coleman Headley, is likely to be questioned by the National Investigating Agency; and for that a request has been sent out to Morocco, the country where she resides.
April 15, 2012NIA wants to question Headley's estranged wife in Morocco
India has sent a formal request to Morocco for examination and recording of statement of Faiza Outalha, Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley's estranged wife, to get more evidence against him as well as Lashkar-e-Tayiba founder Hafiz Saeed.
February 23, 2012Why Headley, Rana are UNLIKELY to be extradited
The Indo-US extradition treaty may pose a major hindrance to India's efforts to produce David Headley and Tahawwur Rana before a Delhi court over the Mumbai attacks, as it does not allow handover of a person already convicted or acquitted for the offence he has been sought for.
February 20, 2012Extraditing Headley, Rana: What are the chances?
Backed by a court order, India is expected seek extradition of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba operative David Coleman Headley and his accomplice Tawwahur Rana. But this is going to be an uphill task for investigators, reports
February 18, 2012Court takes cognisance of NIA chargesheet on Headley
A Delhi court on Saturday took cognisance of the National Investigation Agency chargesheet against Pakistani-American David Headley Coleman and eight others for allegedly carrying out several terror attacks in India.
January 21, 2012Headley was hailed by wife for successful 26/11: NIA
The National Investigation Agency on Saturday told a Delhi court that Pakistani-American David Headley was congratulated by his wife for the success of the November 26 terror strikes in Mumbai.
January 07, 2012Court defers hearing on NIA case against Headley
A Delhi court on Saturday deferred till January 21 hearing on arguments on taking cognisance of the charge sheet filed by the National Investigating Agency against David Headley and eight others for planning and executing terror strikes in India, including the 26/11 Mumbai attack.
December 27, 2011Headley's ex-wife's statement may nail LeT's Saeed
National Investigation Agency 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.
December 26, 2011Headley chargesheet: Why Mumbai crime branch is red-faced
The 60-page charge sheet, filed by the NIA on Saturday before a special court in New Delhi, details reconnaissance activities carried out by 50-year-old Headley of the targets attacked by Lashker-e-Tayiba terrorists on November 26, 2008 that left 166 people dead.
December 25, 2011'Kashmiri tasked Headley to synchronise attacks on Jewish houses'
American-born terrorist David Headley's return after the Mumbai terror strikes of 2008 was to give final touches to synchronised terror strikes on Jewish houses located in five cities, including the national capital on instructions of Al Qaeda operative Illyas Kashmiri.
December 24, 201126/11: What NIA chargeetsheet on Headley, 8 others reveals
Two years after his role in terror activities surfaced, the National Investigation Agency on Saturday chargesheeted Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative David Headley, Lashkar founder Hafiz Saeed and two Inter-Services Intelligence officers for plotting terror attacks in India including the 26/11 strikes.
December 21, 2011Govt nod to name Headley, Saeed, others in 26/11 chargesheet
The government has given its sanction to charge sheet nine people including Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley, Lashkar-e-Tayiba founder Hafiz Saeed and two Inter Services Intelligence officers for plotting terror attacks in India including the 26/11 strikes.
December 01, 2011NIA to file chargesheet against Headley soon
The National Investigation Agency will soon file a charge sheet against Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative David Headley, a mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
November 28, 2011Rise and fall of Headley: From LeT to Chicago jail
In the fourth and concluding part of the series ProPublica's Sebastian Rotella talks about how Laskar-e-Tayiba operative David Coleman Headley was finally nabbed by United States law enforcement agencies, but only after he hoodwinked them for seven years. But the epilogue in the story is rather like the prologue: full of impunity and mystery
November 26, 2011From Daood Gilani to David Headley: A Pakistani spy is born
In the third of the four-part series ProPublica's Sebastian Rotella reveals how the United States continued to believe that David Headley was an informant, even after receiving complaints from two of his wives about his radicalisation and his Lashkar-e-Tayiba links. The US State Department communicated the warnings to the CIA and FBI, but it remains unclear why they failed to act upon it.
November 25, 2011US entering plea bargain with Headley suspicious: Pillai
On the eve of third anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai attacks, former home secretary G K Pillai on Friday accused the United States of entering into plea bargain with one of the key accused David Headley without taking India into confidence.
Headley, America's 'hip-pocket' source in Pakistan who backfired
Post 9/11, Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative David Coleman Headley was under the scanner of the US intelligence who believed he was related to a top ISI official. While there has been indication that he could have worked as an informant for US enforcement agencies in Pakistan, today the US agencies deny it. What's shocking is that despite regular tipoffs on Headley, he was given a clean chit time and again by the US, reports ProPublica's Sebastian Rotella.
November 24, 2011'Headley moved towards ISI after CIA dumped him'
A recent ProPublica investigation termed Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative and 26/11 accused David Coleman Headley as a double agent working for both the American Central Intelligence Agency and the Pakistani Inter Services Intelligence.
October 21, 2011NIA has a water-tight case against Headley
India's case against Lashkar-e-Tayiba operatives Tawwahur Rana and David Coleman Headly are in limbo since no decision has been taken on whether a team of the National Investigating Agency would be sent to the United States to question them. Rana and Headly were both accused of helping plan the 26/11 terror strike in Mumbai, in which several Americans were killed. While Headley turned into a prime witness for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rana was acquitted.
October 20, 2011On VIDEO: David Headley's interrogation
US federal prosecutors have released interrogation tapes of admitted Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley, who helped plot the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, after a Chicago judge's order.
US court allows media access to Headley's interrogation tapes
A United States court on Wednesday allowed media outlets access to parts of the video tapes, which were played during the trial of Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative David Headley's childhood friend and 26/11 attacks co-accused Tahawwur Rana.
October 11, 2011Letters rogatory issued to US court for quizzing Headley, Rana
Over a year after the National Investigation Agency got access to 26/11 conspirator David Headley, a metropolitan court has issued letters rogatory to a US court requesting it to enable the Mumbai police to question him and his alleged accomplice Tahawwur Rana in the Mumbai attack case.
October 08, 2011US media seeks access to Headley's interrogation tapes
Key United States media organisations have filed a motion in a court in Chicago demanding access to behind-the-scene video tapes of the Federal Bureau Investigations interrogation of Mumbai attacks plotter David Headley, including one showing him "palpably nervous" as he groped for a plea bargain deal.
August 26, 2011Voice samples from Pak delays Headley chargesheet
A few days back the home ministry announced that it had completed its probe against 26/11 terror accused David Headley. However, there continues to be a slight delay where the filing of the chargesheet is concerned.
August 23, 2011American victims of 26/11 want Headley to depose
American nationals and relatives of those killed in Mumbai terror attacks want the confessed Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative David Headley to take the stand in a New York law suit they have filed against Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence for plotting the attack.
July 26, 2011'FBI affidavit omitted Headley's Rana testimony'
Mumbai attacks accused David Headley had repeatedly told his Federal Bureau of Investigation interrogators that his friend and co-accused Tahawwur Rana was unaware of his terror activities and had not provided any support to him knowingly, details that were omitted from an affidavit filed before a court, recently unsealed documents reveal.
July 22, 2011Headley received four 'jihadi' videos from Pasha
David Headley, who has confessed to his involvement in the Mumbai attacks, had received four 'jihadi' videos from Lashkar-e-Tayiba's Pasha as part of the terror group's efforts to indoctrinate him.
July 10, 2011Headley wants his son to be a top Pak commando
Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative David Headley wants his five-year-old son to one day become a soldier in Pakistani army's elite Special Service Group, which is known for its anti-India operations. Headley, who was the star government witness in the Chicago trial of his childhood friend Tahawwur Rana in June, had been grooming his son.
July 05, 2011ISI trained Headley to pick landing site for 26/11
On the instructions of Inter-Services Intelligence, David Headley masqueraded as a tourist interested in angling, taking fishing boats into the waters off Mumbai to identify a suitable landing site for Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists, who months later created mayhem in India's financial capital.