NIA seeks NBWs against Lakhvi, Saeed, 4 others

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David Headley
New Delhi, Jul 15: On the contention that the United States was providing access to David Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, the National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Thursday, Jul 15 withdrew its petition seeking issuance of non bailable warrants (NBW) against the terror suspects.

The NIA withdrew its petition filed in a Delhi court saying that Pakistani-American Headley and Pakistan-born Candian Rana were already held in judicial cutody of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at Illinois, US.

The Indian probe agency filed a fresh plea seeking issuance of NBWs against Pakistan-based Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Hafiz Saeed, two Pakistani Army officers, namely Major Iqbal and Major Sameer Ali, and two others identifed as Sajid Mir and Abdul Rehman for plotting terror attacks in India.

NIA has sought NBWs against the above mentioned six terror suspects citing that it was required to get Red Corner Notices slapped against them.

The six accused were named in the FIR lodged on Nov 11, 2009, booked under various provisions of the IPC, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and SAARC Convention (Suppression of Terrorism) Act, dealing with waging war against the Government of India, conspiracy and procuring arms and ammunition.

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