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India awaits more information on Headley from FBI

Source: PTI
December 16, 2009 16:12 IST
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India said it was awaiting further information from the US with regard to probe against suspected Lashkar operatives David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Rana arrested in Chicago in October. The FBI revealed to India two weeks ago that the LeT were linked to the Mumbai attacks.

"We are awaiting reports from the US. We are hoping to hear more from their intelligence agencies to our intelligence agencies. We are awaiting that report," External Affairs Minister S M Krishna told reporters outside the Parliament.

He was responding when asked about India's future course of action after US agencies found during investigations that Headley and Rana were involved in the Mumbai terror attacks.

In a chargesheet filed in a US court, the FBI has said that Headley, a US citizen of Pakistani origin, and Rana, a Canadian citizen of Pakistani descent, knew the attackers of 26/11 and were aware of their terror strike in advance.

US prosecutors have filed a third memorandum in which they said that according to a conversation between Rana and Headley in a "long car ride", it has come to light that Rana "was told in advance that the attacks in Mumbai were to happen" and in fact "offered compliments and congratulations to those who carried them out afterwards".
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