British authorities tipped CIA over Headley

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London, Nov.26 (ANI): British intelligence agencies had tipped off the CIA over David Coleman Headley, an alleged Lashkar operative in the U.S. of Pakistani origin, days before he was arrested, sources have revealed.

According to The Daily Telegraph the British agencies had collected vital information that identified Headley, a US citizen living in Chicago who was arrested in October in connection with the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Headley himself was in Pakistan at the time of the attacks and was reportedly working on another terror plan codenamed the 'Mickey Mouse Project'.

It must be mnetioned that five Pakistani military officials were arrested earlier this week for their alleged connection with Headley.

Headley's associate, Tahawwur Hussain Rana, stayed in a guesthouse in Mumbai close to the Chhatrapati Shivaji railway station, one of the sites targeted during the attacks, till November 21, 2008 before returning to Chicago.

Headley is also said to have visited the Osho Ashram in Pune.

Apart from his visit to the Taj Mahal hotel in 2007, he also visited New Delhi twice in 2007 and 2009 and stayed in a hotel in Paharganj.

He has also been accused of plotting an attack on the culture editor and cartoonist who published cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in one of the leading dailies of Denmark. (ANI)

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