NEW DELHI, Dec 24 � American-born terrorist David Headley, founder of Lashker-e-Taiba terror group Hafiz Saeed and two serving Pakistani Army officers were among the nine people chargesheeted today by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for planning and execution of terror strikes in India, reports PTI.
Besides 51-year-old Headley, NIA has also chargesheeted his Pakistani-Canadian accomplice Tahawwur Rana, whom the US courts had not found guilty in Mumbai terror attack on November 26, 2008 in which 166 people were killed.
Two serving Pakistani Army officials � Major Iqbal and Major Sameer Ali � believed to be working for ISI, were also named in the chargesheet filed before the Special NIA court here.
Al-Qaeda operative Illyas Kashmiri, Sajid Malik, handler of Headley, and Abdul Rehman Hashmi, former Pakistani Army officer, were also named in the chargesheet filed against the nine for waging war against the country and other relevant sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The chargesheet, which was filed after two years of probe by the central agencies and later by the NIA, had been accorded sanction for prosecution against all the nine after being convinced of their role in planing terror strikes in India.
Initialy NIA had registered a case against Headley and 50-year-old Rana but after a thorough probe and testimony of Headley to the NIA, seven other names were included in the case.
The NIA document gives details of the 293 days stay in the country of Headley and his involvement in carrying out surveillance of places of iconic installations which includes his recce of Mumbai before the 26/11 terror strikes.