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Indian investigators in US to question Headley

A team of Indian investigators arrived in the US Tuesday to interrogate for the first time David Coleman Headley, accused of helping Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists carry out the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.



Chicago: A team of Indian investigators
arrived in the US Tuesday to interrogate for the first time
David Coleman Headley, accused of helping Lashkar-e-Toiba
terrorists carry out the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

The team comprises officers of the National
Investigation Agency and a law officer. This will be for the
first time that 49-year-old Pakistani-American Headley will be
facing direct questions from Indian investigators since his
arrest in October last year.

Besides the Indian team, those expected to be present
during the questioning would be Headley`s lawyer and an
officer of the FBI.

The questioning of Headley, currently being held in
the federal lock-up Metropolitan Correctional Centre here, is
going to revolve around the places he had visited after the
Mumbai terror attacks and the people he had remained in touch
with during his stay in India.

Sources in India said the four-member team has
prepared questions about his stay in the country especially
during March 2009, his last visit to India.

The travel details of Headley, the globe-trotting
prized asset of the LeT, are being sought mainly as
investigators believe that this visit may have been to
finalise the synchronised terror strikes on Jewish houses
located in five cities, the sources said.

They said the government has kept `backup staff` in
readiness if the team needed any assistance.

The statement of Headley would be recorded by the
Special Law Officer of India after which the NIA, which has
registered a case against Headley and Pakistani-Canadian
national Tahawwur Rana for waging war against the country and
Unlawful Activities Prevention (Act), may file a chargesheet
against him.

PTI

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