Pune blast: Govt to seek access to Headley

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Pune/ New Delhi, Feb 15: Even though the terror organisation Indian Mujahideen (IM) is currently being seen as a prime suspect behind the Pune German Bakery attack, the role of Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JUD) has not been ruled out.

The front of terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is under scrutiny, the government said on Sunday, Feb 14, adding that this angle to the investigation was based on the leads that the Pakistani-American LeT operative David Coleman Headley had conducted a recce of the Osho Ashram and Chabad House located very close to the Bakery in Koregoan park.

This has prompted the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to renew India's demand to get access to Headley, who is currently in the custody of the US' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

"Seeing that just recently the JuD had made a statement saying that Pune is a fair target, we will have to link one and the other and then think that some of these agencies in Pakistan are behind the [Pune] blast," Union home secretary GK Pillai told a TV channel on Sunday, Feb 14.

JuD leader Hafiz Abdur Rahman Makki's speech at the Kashmir solidarity day conference in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir held on Feb 4 is also being analysed as he had mentioned about the attacks on various Indian cities including Pune.

However, all the investigative agencies as well as other authorities are hesitant to pinpoint at any one particular terror saying that no conclusions can be drawn at this point.

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