"I can't comment on an ongoing investigation, but any suggestion that this individual worked for the CIA is flat wrong," CIA spokesperson Marie E Harf told PTI when specifically asked about Headley and his links with the CIA.
Headley, now languishing in a Chicago-jail, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on October 3 when he was planning to go to Pakistan via Philadelphia.
He has been charged by the federal prosecutors for being involved in the planning of the Mumbai [ Images ] terrorist attack. News reports from India [ Images ], quoting unnamed officials from investigating agencies, and several news reports in the US in the past few days have said that Headley may well have been a 'double agent' working for the CIA as well as Pakistani terror groups, including Lashkar-e-Tayiba [ Images ], which carried out the Mumbai terrorist attack.
Besides refuting any links between Headley and CIA, the spokeswoman refrained from making any comment on the Headley-Rana case arguing that it is an ongoing investigation.