Headley access: India, US holding talks

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Chicago, Apr 22: The United States and Indian authorities are holding discussion over India's access to David Coleman Headley, the LeT operative who admitted his role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

"Those discussions (of providing Indian investigators access to Headley) are going on between our government and the Indian government at this time. It is part of the plea agreement that Headley would cooperate with Indian authorities," Headley"s lawyer John Theis said in a news agency report.

Declining to comment on when the Indian investigators will finally be allowed to interrogate Headley, Theis said the meeting could take without the media knowing the specific details.

"Those kind of discussions will happen without the media knowing the specifics of time and place," he said

Theis said that he is not part of the ongoing discussion between the two countries, but he is likely to be present during Headley's interrogation.

"I would expect to be present anytime that my client is interviewed by law enforcement officials, be it from India, US or any other country," he said.

Theis declined to divulge further details on the matter.

His statement came after repeated assurance by the United States repeated assurance to India that it is working 'at the highest level'  to provide the country's access to Headley.

During Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visit to US for the Nuclear Security Summit, US President Barack Obama assured the Prime Minister that it would provide India's access to Headley.

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