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NIA to file charge sheet against Headley soon

Last Updated: Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 22:16

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency
(NIA) will soon file a charge sheet against Lashkar-e-Taiba
operative David Headley, a mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai
terror attacks.

"NIA will file the charge sheet against Headley soon,"
Union Home Secretary RK Singh told reporters here.

Later, a top NIA official said the agency was in an
advanced stage of filing the charge sheet incorporating all
the evidence against Headley, the Pakistani-American who had
made multiple visits to India before and after the 26/11

"Probably, we will file the charge sheet next month," the
NIA official said.

Officials said that along with Headley, his accomplice and
Pakistani-Canadian Tahawwur Hussain Rana, who had helped
Headley conduct the recce for the terrorists to carry out the
attack, could also be named in the charge sheet.

Headley has entered into a plea bargain with the American
authorities while Rana has been convicted by a US court for
his involvement in planning to carry out terror attack in

NIA is also likely to name a few Pakistanis, including
the handlers of the ten terrorists who carried out the attack
in Mumbai, in the charge sheet it was planning to file.

Former Home Secretary GK Pillai had recently questioned
the motive behind the US entering into the plea bargain with


First Published: Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 22:16
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