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NIA to file charge sheet against Headley soon

The NIA will soon file a charge sheet against Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Headley who had conducted surveillance of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack targets.



New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency
(NIA) will soon file a charge sheet against Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Headley who had conducted surveillance of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack targets for the Pakistan-based militant group.
"As far as charge sheet is concerned, I think the NIA is
waiting for more information. I think they are nearly ready.
When they will get the last bit of information, the charge
sheet will be filed," Home Minister P Chidambarm said when
asked whether government was contemplating action against
the Pakistani-American.

Last week, Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh had
said the investigation in India on Headley`s involvement in
terrorist acts was complete.

"The transfer of some evidence from the USA is awaited.
Similarly, transfer of evidence from Pakistan with regard to
some other accused persons is awaited. The final report in the
case accordingly will be filed in the competent court," he had
said in Lok Sabha.
Asked whether the Home Ministry received any communication
from Pakistan on the proposed visit of a commission from the
neighbouring country to record the statements of key witnesses
in 2008 Mumbai attack case, Chidambaram said he has not seen
any communication yet but it was possible after the Pakistan
court`s ordered in this regard.

"May be, there is a letter from the government of
Pakistan. It will come through the High Commission or MEA. So,
I can`t say yes or no to that question. May be in the
pipeline. But I have not seen any letter. So, may be there is
a communication," he said.

PTI

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