India wants access to Headley, reiterates Chidambaram

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New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday reiterated that India intends to press its request to the United States to get access to Lashkar operative David Headly aka Daood Gilani.

Addressing the media, after releasing the monthly report card of the Home Ministry, Chidambaram said: "We are examining the legal implications of the agreement and, as I stated earlier, we intend to press our request for access to David Headley for questioning him and for recording his testimony."

On March 18, Headley and the US Attorney agreed on a plea bargain.

Chidambaram said India is examining the plea agreement in the light of India-US Extradition Treaty.

"We are also examining the plea agreement in the light of the provisions of the Extradition Treaty between India and the US," he said.

In his guilty plea, Headly has named four Pakistani Lashkar terrorists as being behind the terror attacks.arlier, Chidambaram had asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and all concerned agencies to prepare documents to question Headley.

Meanwhile, a special Court in Mumbai, conducting the trials of lone arrested Pakistani terrorist of 26/11 attack, Ajmal Kasab said that it would announce its verdict on May 3.

Both defence and prosecution lawyers concluded their arguments on Wendesday evening. (ANI)

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