David Coleman Headley

Headley worked for terrorist outfits for seven years

Headley worked for terrorist outfits for seven yearsBarcelona, Jan 25 - The first public glimpse of Colombian singer Shakira's new baby came in a Twitter post by his father, Spanish soccer standout Gerard Pique, who put up a photo of little Milan Pique Mebarak's feet.

Labeled "Milan's feet", the image shows the newborn shod in expensive sneakers with his name embroidered in the red and blue colours of Pique's club, FC Barcelona.

India to have Headley within 3 months-Says US envoy

David Coleman HeadleyDavid Coleman Headley will be accessed to India by next three months. This has been assured by US Ambassador Timothy J Roemer today. He has said that in next three months time, the Indian investigators will be questioning David Coleman Headley about the 26/11 terror attack case.

India is 'fully supported' by Obama over the access to Headley

India is 'fully supported' by Obama over the access to HeadleyAccording to some media reports, US President Barack Obama has assured Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that he is "fully supportive" of India's request for access to David Coleman Headely, a key plotter of 26/11 attacks, but indicated it may take time due to legal procedures.

Probe confirms Headley link

David HeadleyPakistan-born, American citizen, David Headley, had identified Pune’s German Bakery as a potential target during his visits to city Pune, investigators have confirmed.

The police also hope to get a breakthrough in the case “very soon”.

“Investigations are on the right track, in the right direction,” a senior home ministry official said, emphasising that the security agencies had broadly identified the people who were involved.

On Wednesday, Home ministry officials said it was increasingly becoming clear that plans for Saturday evening’s blast that killed 11 people were made on the basis of Headley’s recce.

Mumbai terror suspect Headley's status hearing postponed

Mumbai terror suspect Headley's status hearing postponedChicago, Jan 12 - A Chicago court has postponed till Feb 23 a hearing on the status of the case against Pakistani-American terror suspect David Coleman Headley, charged with scouting targets for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

The hearing before US Judge Harry Leinenweber in the US District Court of Illinois scheduled for Tuesday "has now been cancelled and postponed till Feb 23," a spokesman for US Attorney's office told reporters Monday. The hearing has been postponed "by agreement of both parties," he said.

NIA team visits Kufri to probe visit by Headley's ex-wife

NIA team visits Kufri to probe visit by Headley's ex-wifeShimla/New Delhi, Jan 8 - Sleuths of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) visited Himachal Pradesh's Kufri town to track the footprints of Mumbai terror suspect David Coleman Headley's estranged Moroccan wife who is said to have made a reconnaissance trip to the state in 2008.

After visiting Manali late December, the investigating team made a stop at Kufri, another popular tourist resort on the outskirts of Shimla, to find out whether Faiza Outalha had stayed there.

We have no inputs on Headley's Goa visit, say cops

We have no inputs on Headley's Goa visit, say copsPanaji, Jan 5 - There were no specific intelligence inputs that Mumbai terror suspect David Coleman Headley had visited Goa last year, a senior police official has said.

"We do not know. We have received no specific intelligence input on Headley's Goa visit," Superintendent of Police (CID) Atmaram Deshpande said here Monday when asked about the Pakistani-American terror suspect's Goa links.

'Tools more powerful than Facebook helped nab Headley'

David HeadleyWashington, Jan 4 : Top-flight technology more sophisticated than Facebook and Google helped stop David Headley, charged with plotting 26/11 attacks, from carrying out more strikes, according to a top US official.

The US government's counter-terrorism system is using top-flight technology, President Barack Obama's Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan asserted Sunday on ABC, citing the Headley case.

Was Manali Jewish centre on Headley's target list?

Was Manali Jewish centre on Headley's target list?Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 29 : Investigators tracking American terrorist of Pakistani origin David Coleman Headley's India visits are probing if his friends -- an American couple -- had visited this picturesque resort in Himachal Pradesh for reconnaissance of a Jewish centre here.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths who are in Himachal Pradesh have established that the American couple was in Manali in 2008, a police official said.

Headley is FBI's second biggest catch of 2009

Headley is FBI's second biggest catch of 2009Washington, Dec 29 - The arrest of Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley, a key suspect in the Mumbai terror assault that left 166 people dead, is the FBI's second biggest catch this year, says the American agency on its official website.

Headley figures at No. 2 in a list of some of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) "most significant cases in terms of their impact on the overall security".

Headley hid Pakistani origin from Indian consulate in Chicago

Headley hid Pakistani origin from Indian consulate in ChicagoWashington, Dec 26 - American-Pakistani terror suspect David Headley's visa application did not ring any alarm bells in the Indian consulate in Chicago as he did not disclose his Pakistani origin, according to reliable information.

Wary Goa set to usher in Christmas

David Coleman HeadleyPanaji, Dec 24 : On the heels of US based terror suspect David Coleman Headley's reported visit to the state earlier this year, a wary Goa is all set to usher in Christmas celebrations amid high security.

After planting armed bunkers on its beaches last year amidst a heightened state of alert following the Mumbai terror strikes, the Goa police have initiated a special set of security measures to ensure a safe Christmas in coordination with church authorities in the state.

Storm around visa norms

The ease with which American David Coleman Headley (49) — who was suspected to have had a hand in the 26/11 attacks and was arrested in the US two months ago — went in and out of India without arousing suspicion made the authorities change visa norms. According to the new regulations that are already in force, a foreign national cannot re-enter India within two months of leaving.

The rule also applies to those who have stayed in the country for 180 days. If a foreign national needs to come back within two months, he or she would require special permission.

Incredulity over Kasab's claim that Headley interrogated him

David Coleman HeadleyChicago, Dec 19 : Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab's claim that he was interrogated by accused Mumbai terror plot planner David Coleman Headley has been dismissed with mild incredulity here.

While there was no official response from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US Attorney's office or Headley's lawyer John Theis, background conversations with authorities prompted nothing more than amused disbelief.

Headley's visa papers found: Tharoor

Headley's visa papers found: TharoorNew Delhi, Dec 19 - Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor Saturday said that the missing visa application papers of terror suspect David Coleman Headley, one of two 26/11 Mumbai conspirators in US custody, has been found.

"Yes, it has been found. It is being looked at. Far more important is to find out what he did in India. The investigations are on," Tharoor said on the sidelines of a CII-Aspen conference on Ideas India 2009 here.

Incredulity over Kasab's claim that Headley interrogated him

Incredulity over Kasab's claim that Headley interrogated himChicago, Dec 19 - Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab's claim that he was interrogated by accused Mumbai terror plot planner David Coleman Headley has been dismissed with mild incredulity here.

While there was no official response from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US Attorney's office or Headley's lawyer John Theis, background conversations with authorities prompted nothing more than amused disbelief.

CIA denies Headley was its agent

CIA denies Headley was its agentWashington, Dec 17 - The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has denied that Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley, a key suspect in the 26/11 terror attacks, was its agent at any point of time.

"I can't comment on an ongoing investigation, but any suggestion that this individual worked for the CIA is flat wrong," said CIA spokesperson Marie E. Harf.

Headley has been charged in a federal court with conspiring to commit terror attacks outside the US and providing material support to terrorist organisations.

For Headley, a terror plot was a 'Mickey Mouse Project'

Washington, Dec 17 - David Headley, the Pakistani American who is at the centre of an unravelling terror conspiracy, used sophisticated tactics of terrorist tradecraft like code language and "electronic dead drops" to disguise the true objective of his work, according to Stratfor that calls itself the world's leading online publisher of geopolitical intelligence.

Headley case: Government seeks report on missing visa papers

New Delhi, Dec 17 - External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna Thursday said the government has sought a preliminary report from the Indian consulate in Chicago on the alleged disappearance of visa papers given to Mumbai terror conspirators David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Rana.

"We have asked for a preliminary report from the consulate general in Chicago and after I get the report we will see how we can proceed with it," Krishna told reporters here.

"I would not prejudge anything that has appeared in the media but certainly the government is aware of its responsibilities and we will discharge them," he said.

Opposition seeks PM's clarification on Headley saga

New Delhi, Dec 17 - Left and BJP MPs in the Rajya Sabha Thursday sought a clarification from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the cooperation being provided by the US in unravelling the alleged involvement of Pakistan American David Coleman Headley in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

"I am sure the government will respond at the appropriate time," Chairman Hamid Ansari ruled as the prime minister who was present in the house gently nodded his head.

Speaking for the second time on the issue in the house, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) member Brinda Karat said: "This is an issue that concerns all Indian citizens. I would request the prime minister for a clarification on what we are doing to take up the issue with the US."

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