Headley Didn’t Disclose Pakistani-origin in Visa Application

Pakistani-born American national and suspected LeT operative David Coleman Headley had not revealed his Pakistani-origin while seeking an Indian visa while applying for visa at the Indian Consulate in Chicago, said reports.

In his visa application, Headley, who was earlier called Dawood Gilani, gave ‘Headley’ as his last name and wrote his father’s name as ‘William Headley’, said media reports quoting reliable sources.

He did not reveal his Pakistani origin in the application and was untraceable from him passport, for the US passports don’t have parents’ names. In addition, his place of birth was also Washington.

The information provided by Headley matched that on his passport and the documents submitted by him, and since the US passport has no such details as parents names or previous nationality, it could not have alerted the Consulate.

Besides, Headley’s and his accomplice Pakistani-Canadian Tahawwur Rana’s names do not appear in the Government of India blacklist or one maintained by the embassy as till then there were no adverse intelligence inputs against them.

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