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Opposition seeks statement from Govt on Headley

delhi Updated: Dec 17, 2009 13:24 IST

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Opposition BJP, Left and SP on Thursday sought a statement from the Government on the cooperation extended by the US in investigating the role of terror suspect David Coleman Headley in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley raised the issue as soon as the House met for the day saying he has given a notice for suspension of the Question Hour to seek a response of the Government on the Headley affair.

The case, he said, has become curious by the day with reports of the Pakistani-origin terror suspect being a double agent and the disappearance and reappearance of the documents he furnished to obtain visa to travel to India.

Even though the FBI had records of Headley prior to 26/11, his name cropped up as one of the masterminds of the Mumbai terror attack only when he landed in FBI lap a year later, he said.

Jaitely wanted the Government to explain what progress the National Investigating Agency (NIA) had made on the Headley case and why his name did not figure in the list of suspects till FBI caught him recently.

He also wanted the Government to explain the extent of cooperation from FBI and on whose behalf Headley was acting.