India to quiz Headley on 26/11 attacks anytime

Written by: Samyuktha
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New Delhi, May 1: After months of uncertainty, Indian authorities finally get access to the Pakistani-American terrorist, David Coleman Headley, who is believed to have had a key role in the plotting of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

Indian investigative officers will be allowed to go and question Headley, who is in the custody of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) any time, say media reports.

A leading TV news channel, CNN-IBN, reported on Saturday, May 1 that US has imposed no pre-conditions on the access to Headley.

Quoting sources the report said that a new investigating team will be set up by India to go and question Headley.

Headley earlier confessed to his role in the Mumbai terror attacks after striking a deal with US prosecutors to avoid death sentence.

As part of the plea bargain, Headley asked that he should not be extradited to Pakistan, India or Denmark. The agreement therefore makes sure that Headley co-operates completely with international investigative agencies in questioning in connection with various terror plots.

The United States had been promising 'direct access' to Headley. However, there were certain 'roadblocks' that needed to be addressed.

Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanium and the US Attorney General Eric Holder met to clear off these roadblocks earlier this week.

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