NIA team to visit US to question Tahawur Rana

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 00:28

New Delhi: A team of National Investigation
Agency (NIA) is likely to visit the United States soon to
question 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Tahawur Hussain
Rana for helping Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Headley to
disguise as immigrant consultant during his visits to India.

Official sources said the Home Ministry will send a team
of NIA to the United States to question Rana, his wife and his
other acquintances to be able to gather sufficient evidence to
file a chargesheet against him here for providing cover to
Headley to do the recce of the 26/11 terror targets in Mumbai
during his visits to India between 2006-09.

Pakistani-Canadian Rana was acquitted of the 26/11 attack
charges in a US court a few months ago but that did not deter
NIA to file a chargesheet against him here.

NIA is planning to question Rana on the First World
Immigration Services office opened by him in Mumbai which
officials here believe had helped Headley obtain a visa to
visit India in 2006.

Rana`s role in facilitating Headley`s easy movement in
India as an immigration consultant, possible linkages with
sleeper terror cells and other relevant issues are expected to
be asked by the NIA team.

The NIA team is also likely to record Rana`s statement
in front of a magistrate so that it can be made admissible as
evidence in the court in India.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 00:28

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