Why would my husband attack my second home India

Chicago: Samraz, the wife of Mumbai attacks co-accused Tahawwur Rana, said today that India was her second home and there was no reason her husband would have planned to attack that country.

Refuting LeT operative David Headley`s claims that Rana was very close to him and had helped him plot the Mumbai terror attacks of 2008, Samraz said, Headley was just an "Urdu speaking American friend" to her family who had claimed to have reformed following drug addiction issues and arrests.

"India is my second home and my mother is from India.

All my relations are from India and they live in Meerut, Ghaziabad and Delhi," Samraz said, asking why would then her husband plot an attack on that country.

Samraz Rana was present in the court room where Rana`s lawyers presented their defence, wearing glasses and dressed in a cream-coloured salwar kameez with a yellow dupatta covering her head.

In an interview to PTI, she said Headley had been involved in a lot of drug arrests, and had had issues with the FBI and also with his wives.

"The only connection was that Rana and Headley were together in college for three years in Cadet College Abdal Hasan in Pakistan," said Mrs Rana, adding that Headley had "different faces" as shown by him in the court.

Samraz, a doctor herself, who used to practice in Pakistan, said her husband used to keep Headley at bay because of his bad habits and drug addiction.

But after his drug involvement and arrests, Headley came back to Rana and told him, "I have changed".

Rana, who felt Headley had had a change of heart, then embraced him into his family, she said.