Nothing will happen to Lakhvi, Hafiz, handlers told Headley

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016,13:49 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley today said that his handlers told him that nothing will happen against Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi and Hafiz Saeed and that actions taken by Pakistan Federal Investigation Agency against them and other LeT members in 26/11 case are superficial Shedding more light on terror activities post 26/11 attacks, the 55-year-old terrorist, who is testifying via a video-link from the US since Monday, said he visited the Indian Army Southern Command headquarters at Pune in 2009 on the instructions of ISI’s Major Iqbal, who wanted him to recruit some military personnel to get classified information.

Headley, who turned approver in the case, told a court here today that in March 2009 he had visited Pushkar, Goa and Pune and had recced the cities as sought by Ilyas Kashmiri of Al-Qaeda. He also said that after Pakistan government started investigating the 26/11 attacks, he was told by his handler, Sajid Mir of LeT, that both Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi and Hafiz Saeed are safe and nothing will happen against them.

Headley told the court that Abdul Rehman Pasha, a former Pakistan army major who joined LeT and later al Qaeda, told him that the action taken by Pakistan Federal Investigation Agency against Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, Hafiz Saeed and other LeT members are superficial. He said that on March 16, 2009 he went to Pune and visited the Southern Command headquarters there.