Conflict & Justice

India seeks extradition of alleged Mumbai attack plotter's wife

India asked Morocco to extradite the estranged wife of David Coleman Headley, the alleged plotter of the November 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai, reported.

India believes that Headley's wife, Faiza Outalha, will be able to implicate Pakistan-based Hafiz Saeed in the plan. Saeed, whom India claims is the head of the banned terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, was recently placed near the top of America's most wanted list, with a $10 million reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction for alleged terrorist activities.

In an interview to Chicago's WLS-TV/DT, Outalha, who had visited India twice along with her husband during which he surveyed the sites of possible terrorist attack, said that she told the US authorities about the possibility of such an attack, but she was not taken seriously, said.

Whether Morocco will cooperate remains to be seen, but if Outalha has information about Saeed's involvement it is clearly not enough to prosecute him with, or she'd be $10 million richer.