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'India to get direct access to Headley soon'

PTI  Washington, April 28, 2010
First Published: 08:21 IST(28/4/2010) | Last Updated: 11:11 IST(28/4/2010)

The US has agreed to "take suitable steps" to give India quick access to LeT operative David Coleman Headley, who has confessed to his role in the Mumbai terror attacks, after a fresh discussion between Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanium and American Attorney General Eric Holder.

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"The two partners agreed to take suitable steps to bring about direct access to Indian authorities to David Headley as soon as possible," the Indian Embassy said in a statement.

The statement followed a meeting of Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanium along with Ambassador of India to the US Meera Shankar with US Attorney General Eric Holder and other Department of Justice representatives, followed by detailed discussions.

"The discussions have resulted in a mutual commitment that there would be the best possible cooperation in our common fight against terrorism.

"The partnership between India and the United States recognises the high priority to be accorded to each country’s national security. Both countries recognised the need for the investigations to reach a fruitful and successful outcome," said the statement.

Subramaniam is here to explore all avenues open to India for getting access to Headley.

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