NIA to chargesheet Headley and Rana as absconding accused

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Tahawwur Rana
New Delhi, June 11: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) to issue chargesheet in Delhi High Court for the absconding accused David Headley and Rana, after getting evidence from the United States.

In order to chargesheet both the 26/11 accused in absentia, the NIA officials wouldn't extradite them to India to face trial for inciting terror strikes in the country.

The US is in a plea bargain deal with Headley in order to secure him from the death penalty, though he has to go through a sentence in India first after being convicted by a Chicago court on Friday, June 10, on the charges of his alleged involvement with LeT.

According to the NIA sources, the forensic analysis has revealed Headley and Rana had exchange videos, photographs and emails with the LeT terrorists and the Pakistani ISI officers.

The NIA officials are also seeking for the Letters Rogatory sent to Pakistan that would reveal the information of Headley and Rana's contacts with the terrorist activities.

Zaki- ur- Rehman Lakhvi and Zarar Shah, an NIA officer said,"A lower court in Pakistan had rejected our request to provide voice samples of six terrorists. the Pakistani officials had assured us of cooperation on terrorism- related information".

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