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Probe into Headley links with 26/11 to end within 6 weeks

Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 17:59

New Delhi: India will seek the extradition
of LeT operative David Headley after completing within next
six weeks investigations into his links with the Mumbai terror
attacks, a top official said on Thursday.
"Once we file the chargesheet, we will definitely be
seeking access both for interrogation and at a subsequent
stage for his extradition," Home Secretary G K Pillai told
reporters here on being asked if India would seek access from
the US to quiz Headley.

He said in the next four to six weeks, investigations
into Headley and Pakistani Canadian Tahawwur Rana`s links with
the 26/11 attacks will be completed by the National
Investigation Agency (NIA).

"NIA has been entrusted with the investigation into
both Headley and Rana. They are continuing with it and
we expect that investigations will take about four to six
weeks and as soon as investigations are completed, the NIA
will file the necessary chargesheet," he said.

He was talking to reporters on the sidelines of a DRDO
seminar on low-intensity conflict.
Headley, a Pakistan-born US citizen, and Rana were
arrested by the FBI in Chicago in October on charges of
plotting terror attacks in India at the behest of

Asked aboiut Headley pleading not guilty in the US
court, Pillai said, "we have evidence of his linkages with
26/11 attacks. Nobody is going to confess his guilt. The
statement by his lawyer is a tactical ploy to protect his


First Published: Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 17:59

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