Headley was given fake currency notes to use in India

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 15:43

New Delhi: The 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused David Coleman Headley was given counterfeit currency notes for use in India, the government said today.

"During investigation of the (26/11) case pertaining to the activities of David Coleman Headley and others it was revealed that fake Indian currency notes were given to him for using these in India," Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha today in a written reply.

Headley, who is in the custody of the US authorities there, is accused of conducting recce of 26/11 targets for terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba, which carried out the attacks in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.
At least 166 people, including many foreign nationals, were killed in the attacks.
"Under the Indo-US homeland security dialogue, counterfeit currency is one of the aspects for cooperation," the minister said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 15:43

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