India to seek access to quiz Rana, Headley's wife
New Delhi: India will seek access to quiz Pakistani-Canadian Tahawuur Rana and Shazia, wife of LeT terrorist David Headley, the co-accused in the Mumbai terror attacks during the third Indo-US strategic dialogue which is to be held in Washington next Wednesday, according to news reports.
In the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue counter-terrorism, cyber security, counterfeit currency and a host of other issues is likely to figure.
The strategic dialogue will be co- chaired by External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and US secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
SM Krishna will lead the Indian delegation at the crucial dialogue where illicit financing, transnational crimes and exchange of technology is also likely to be discussed.
Home Secretary RK Singh will be part of the team besides other officials.
Sources said the request to interrogate Shazia and Rana will be made by Home Secretary RK Singh to his US counterpart Jane Holl Lute during the homeland security, counter-terrorism and intelligence sub-dialogue which will also be attended by director of Intelligence Bureau Nehchal Sandhu.
India had access to 50-year-old Pakistani-American Headley, who did a survey of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack targets for the LeT, but so far have not been able to quiz his Pakistani- Canadian businessman friend Rana and wife Shazia.
However, Indian investigators believe that both Rana and Shazia can throw more light into the conspiracy hatched to carry out the worst terrorist strike in India and role of those behind it.