Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's son linked to Headley

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Mumbai, Nov 13 (ANI): Rahul Bhatt, the son of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has been linked to Lashkar operative David Coleman Headley, who has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for plotting a major terror attack in India.

However after investigations, Rahul was given a clean chit by the investigating agencies.

"He has admitted to being friends with Headley. But, in all probability, he didn't know Headley's actual background and took him to be a foreign national in India on a job. That was exactly the guise Headley had been living under in India between 2006 and 2009," said an investigating officer.

It has also come to the fore that Rahul had helped Headley to find a flat near the Breach Candy hospital. The two had met at a gymnasium.

Intelligence agencies had earlier thought that Rahul could be a code word for Shahrukh Khan who had played several characters by the same name in his films.

"This is an issue of national security and not something trivial related to Bollywood. Ask agencies that deal with national security. I will not say anything more," said Mahesh Bhatt neither confirming nor denying that his son had close links with Headley. (ANI)

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