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FBI team to visit India to probe Headley's terror network

Source: PTI
November 12, 2009 12:31 IST
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A team of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, headed by its chief Robert Mueller, will visit New Delhi on November 18 to investigate the Indian links of David Headley -- the Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative arrested in Chicago in early October.

During its two-day visit, the team will probe the US citizen's links with the LeT and also try to find out information about the terror network he allegedly set up in India, said sources.

Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana were arrested by the FBI for planning to carry out terror attacks in India. It was later revealed that the duo had planned a terror attack at the Indian Defence College in New Delhi.

On Wednesday, a Chicago court gave the FBI a 60-day deadline to complete its probe and file an indictment.

The FBI's investigations have revealed that Headley has visited India at least five times, using a fake passport, and he was involved with a LeT sleeper cell in Mumbai.

On Wednesday night, the Centre issued a terror alert for five cities -- Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Agra and Ahmedabad -- barely two weeks before the anniversary of the 26/11 attacks.

Incidentally, these are the same cities that Headley visited during his trips to India.

A team from the Intelligence Bureau, which had traveled to Washington to interrogate Headley, was barred from doing so by the United States authorities.

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