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Headley Case – Mumbai Terror attack Conspiracy case.

As per Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs order No. 11034/10/ 2009-IS.VI dated 11/11/ 2009 National Investigation Agency (NIA) registered a case on 11/11/2009 at NIA Police Station, New Delhi as Case RC-04/2009/NIA/DLI under sections 121A of IPC, Section 18 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Section 6(2) SAARC Convention (Suppression of Terrorism) Act against 1) David Coleman Headley @ Daood Gilani (US Citizen), 2) Tahawwur Hussain Rana (Canadian citizen) and others.

Summary of Allegations

Accused persons David Coleman Headley @ Daood Gilani, a US Citizen, resident of Chicago, Illinois and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Canadian citizen of Pakistan origin primarily residing in Chicago, USA entered into a criminal conspiracy with members of Lashkar-E-Taiba (LeT) and Harkat-ul Jihadi Islami (HUJI), both terrorist organizations based in Pakistan, which have been declared as Terrorist Organization by the Government of India under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (as amended in Act 35 / 2008), to commit terrorist acts in New Delhi and other places in India.

Present Status

During the course of investigation the roles of senior functionaries of the banned terrorist outfits LeT and HUJI, namely (1) Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @ Tayyaji, (2) Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, (3) Sajjid Majid @ Wasi, (4) Illyas Kashmiri and (5) Abdur Rehman Hashim Syed @ Major Abdurrehman @ Pasha with active connivance and assistance from officers of ISI, namely, (6) Major Iqbal @ Major Ali, (7) Major Sameer Ali @ Major Samir, all residents of Pakistan, have emerged. Hence the Hon’ble Special Court, NIA, Patiala House, New Delhi has issued Non Bailable Warrants against all the 9 accused persons. The accused David Coleman Headley @ Daood Gilani and Tahawwur Hussain Rana were arrested by law enforcement agencies in USA in their case. Consequent upon the request of NIA, the Interpol, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), New Delhi issued Red Notices (RNs) against the remaining 7 absconding accused persons, noted above. NIA sent Extradition Requests to USA for extradition of accused persons David Coleman Headley @ Daood Gilani and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, which are still pending for execution by the authorities of USA. A letter Rogatory (letter of request for assistance in investigation) has been furnished to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and reply is awaited from them. After completion of investigation, charge sheet has been filed in the Court of Hon’ble Special Judge, NIA, Patiala House, New Delhi on 24/12/2011 against all 09 accused persons uunder sections 120 B, read with 121, 121A, 302, 468 and 471 Indian Penal Code and sections 16,18 & 20 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.


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