Pakistan to get back to India on terror suspect Headley

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New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir today admitted that the information on David Coleman Headley has been provided by New Delhi, and said one of the dossier given to us today by India contains information on Pakistan-born American terror suspect along with other dossiers.

Information provided by the FBI has so far revealed that Headley operated a visa agency in Mumbai for almost two years until July 2008 and had travelled to India on business visas nine times between 2006 and 2009.

Headley and Canadian citizen of Pakistani origin Tahawwur Hussain Rana are being held in the United States on charges of plotting attacks in India at the behest of the LeT.

Bashir told reporters: "I believe Headley is an American citizen who is reported to be under FBI custody since it is the first time India has officially shared information on him we will examine the information and take a view."

India on Thursday handed over three terror-related dossiers to a Pakistan delegation led by Bashir, and firmly called on Islamabad to act decisively against terrorists operating from its soil.

Briefing media after foreign secretary-level talks held at Hyderabad House here, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao informed that the three dossiers handed over included the following:

The first one related to action to be taken against the perpetrators of the 26/11 attack on Mumbai, including Hafiz Saeed and Lashker operatives Muzzamil, Abu Hamza, Abu Khafa and Usman. New Delhi demanded that these individuals be handed over to it. India also asked Pakistan to hand over Lashker commander Sajjid Mir, retired Army Major Iqbal and one more person for questioning as they were still suspects in the 26/11 attack.

The second dossier related to the threats issued by Muhammad Ilyas Kashmiri, the operational chief of the Harkat-ul Jihad Islami (HuJI) and al Qaeda"s Brigade 313, against sportspersons visiting India for the hockey world cup, the Indian Premier League and the Commonwealth Games.

The third dossier contained the list of fugitives from India law believed to be residing in Pakistan. New Delhi also demanded the handing over of seven Khalistani militants and 17 Indian Mujahideen terrorists, including five Pakistani nationals.

India has been asking for access to Headley from the US and FBI is believed to have shared information with India.

India believes that Headley is the key link behind larger conspiracy of the Mumbai attacks, which was hatched in Pakistan. (ANI)

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