No links between Pak Army, ISI and Headley : ISPR

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Islamabad, Apr.1 (ANI): The Pakistan Army has denounced reports that David Coleman Headley, a Lashkar operative who has been charged with scouting targets for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, had named three Pakistan Army and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) officials for their direct involvement in the 26/11 attacks.

A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) termed the report as false and fabricated, and said that they were aimed at maligning the image of the Pakistan Army and the ISI.

"There is absolutely no link or connection between the army, ISI and David Headley," The Daily Times quoted the statement, as saying.

The report appears to be part of an overall design with a malicious intent to bring disrepute to Pakistan's national security organisations, the statement added.

Headley had pleaded guilty to all the 12 charges of conspiracy involving bombing public places in India and providing material support to foreign terrorist plots and Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), besides aiding and abetting the murder of six US citizens in the Mumbai attacks.

Headley, 49, has been cooperating with U.S. investigators since his arrest in October and faces up to life imprisonment.

Headley had promised to cooperate and provide testimony in exchange for a pledge that he would not be extradited to India, Pakistan or Denmark. (ANI)

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