Top Pak diplomat knew US LeT operatives: FBI

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Washington, Oct 30: The US authorities have claimed that a top Pakistan diplomat in Chicago knew both David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, nabbed by the FBI.

The FBI in its revised chargesheet filed before a Chicago court said the Consul General of Pakistan in Chicago personally knows both Rana and Headley alias 'Daood Gilani', as all three of them are from the same high school.

According to the website of the Pakistan Embassy here, Dr Aman Rashid is the Consul General in Chicago.

FBI said, "On or about Sep 25, 2009, Rana spoke by telephone with the Consul General at the Pakistani Consulate in Chicago in an effort to obtain a five-year visa for Headley to travel to Pakistan.

"It is clear from the email traffic unrelated to terrorist plotting that the Consul General knows Rana and Headley personally as all three attended the same high school," the FBI claimed.

However, the affidavit, does not say anything if the Consul General was aware or had any inclination of the terrorist connection of Rana and Headley.

The chargesheet also indicates that LeT was planning to use Headley for a major terrorist attack in India.

Headley stated that he intended to travel to Pakistan in early Oct 2009 to meet with an unidentified LeT Individual 'B' and (Ilyas) Kashmiri, the FBI told the court.

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