India to request US for info on Headley complaints

India is likely to send a Letter Rogatory to the United States seeking copies of the complaints made by Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist and 26/11 plotter David Headley`s two wives about his training with Pakistani militants.

New Delhi: India is likely to send a Letter
Rogatory to the United States seeking copies of the complaints
made by Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist and 26/11 plotter David
Headley`s two wives about his training with Pakistani
militants for a "special mission" against India.

Sources said India will request the American authorities
to send details of information shared by the wives of the
Pakistani-American about his activities in India prior to
Mumbai terror attack, which claimed 166 lives.

A Letter Rogatory is a formal request from a court to a
foreign court for any judicial assistance.

According to a report from Washington, a review being
conducted for the Director of National Intelligence James
Clapper has found that since 2001 a number of leads emerged
about Headley, that if taken cohesively could have busted the
LeT plot to attack Mumbai in 2008.

The US intelligence agencies failed to act on at least
five instances of warnings since 2001 by Headley`s two wives
and other sources who had provided tip off about his training
with Pakistani terrorists for a "special mission" against
India, the report had said.

Union Home Secretary GK Pillai had also said last month
that the Home Ministry was "disappointed" that the US did not
provide specific information about Headley, who had plotted
the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, even though he travelled here freely
after the terror strike.

The US media also reported today that Headley was
sent to Pakistan by US authorities to work for them as an
informant after 9/11 despite a warning that he sympathises
with extremist groups.

PTI

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