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Headley is cooperating in probe: Attorney

December 08, 2009 08:36 IST

The attorney for suspected LeT operative David Headley charged with criminal conspiracy in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks has said his client is cooperating in the investigation, but declined to comment on "the substance of the allegation" in the charges filed by US prosecutors.

"Right now we would not comment on the substance of the allegations made in the charges. We will continue to look at this and see what the evidence is," Headley's attorney John Theis said.

He said the government has indicated in the charges filed today that Headley is cooperating with the investigation and "this particular detail (that Headley is cooperating in the ongoing investigation of both the Danish and Indian terror plots), we will not dispute".

US prosecutors filed charges alleging that Headley, a Pakistan-origin American national, conspired in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks last year that killed about 163 people including several foreigners.

The charges also allege that Headley conducted extensive surveillance of targets in Mumbai for more than two years preceding the November 2008 terrorist attacks.

Headley, whose bail hearing at a court here has been indefinitely postponed, is in federal custody since his arrest in October by the FBI.

While Theis did not comment on when a hearing is expected, he said "this is a very complex case and there is an overwhelming amount of information out there".

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