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NIA to seek extradition of David Headley

delhi Updated: Jan 30, 2012 22:39 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will seek extradition of David Coleman Headley and his eight co-accused from the US and Pakistan for their trial in New Delhi for the conspiracy to carry out terror strikes all over India.

The NIA has filed a chargesheet against Headley, his Canadian-Pakistani friend Tahawwur Hussain Rana, and seven others—LeT patron Hafiz Saeed, his aides Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Sajid Mir and Al-Qaeda operatives Abdul Rehman Hashim and llyas Kashmiri and ISI officers Major Iqbal and Major Sameer Ali.

Headley entered into plea bargain in the US and became a prosecution witness in trial against Rana. According to conditions of plea bargain, Headley cannot be sent to any other country to face any trial.

Similarly, Rana will also have to undergo his sentence in the US first. It is unlikely that the US will extradite Headley and Rana to India to face any trial here. Same is the case with Pakistan. But the NIA hopes that American and Pakistani courts will take cognizance of its requests.