US to give India direct access to Headley: Pillai

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New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Union Home Secretary G K Pillai on Friday said that US has assured that Indian investigators would get direct access to Lashkar operative David Headley very soon.

Presenting the April month report card of the Union Home Ministry, Pillai said: "We have been assured that Indian investigators would be given direct access to David Headley."

"This is a signal achievement and should put an end to the doubts expressed in certain quarters," he added.

A team led by Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium visited USA from April 24 to 27 to discuss modalities of gaining access to Headley.

During his visit Subramanium held discussions with the US Attorney General Eric Holder on getting direct access to Headley.

The successful meeting hinted that there would be the best possible cooperation in fight against terrorism.

Earlier, the U.S. had stated that it was just a "matter of working out modalities" before Indian investigators get access to Headley.

Interacting with Indian journalists at Thimphu, U.S. Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake hinted that negotiations are on in this regard. (ANI)

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