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NIA will meet Headley's ex-wife in Morocco

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:25 IST

A team from India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) will travel to Morocco soon to meet and record a statement from David Headley's estranged wife Faiza Outalha, reports The Economic Times. The Moroccan authorities have a caveat: Outalha's testimony is not to be used against her by India.

David Headley is serving a 35-year prison sentence in the US for terrorism. He is one of the key accused in the attack on Mumbai in 26 November, 2008. India is looking for evidence that Pakistan and Lashkar-E-Toiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed were behind the attack. Outalha had been with Headley when he visited the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai for reconnaissance. Headley had been in touch at that time with his handlers, Major Iqbal and Major Sameer, both suspected to be from the ISI.

While Outalha has been cleared of any direct link to the attack on 26/11, she had accompanied Headly to Mumbai in 2007 and stayed with him at both the Taj Mahal Hotel and the Trident Hotel, which were both scenes of carnage on 26 November, 2008.

First published: 18 January 2016, 9:27 IST