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26/11 attacks: FBI briefs Indian investigators on Headley's role

india Updated: Dec 11, 2009 13:13 IST
New Delhi

A joint team of US Department of Justice and the FBI on Monday briefed Indian investigators on American terror suspect David Headley's alleged role in last year's Mumbai terror strike.

The team held discussions with the officials of Home Ministry and National Investigating Agency, which is probing the role in India of Headley and his accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Paksitani-Canadian both of whom were arrested by FBI in October this year for plotting terror attacks in India and Denmark.

Besides sharing the interrogation report including his "role" in 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, US Embassy spokesperson in New Delhi, Elizabeth Fitzsimmons, said the joint team also briefed the Indian investigators on Headley's alleged role in plotting an attack on a newspaper in Denmark.

"This in fulfillment of President Barack Obama's committment to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his recent visit to the US to cooperate closely in the case," the US spokesperson said.

The team, after exchanging the views with their Indian counterparts, will be travelling to Pakistan to meet the authorities in Islamabad. "We are working with Pakistani officials to follow up on leads regarding Headley's activities and connections in that country," the spokesperson said.

"We have been consulting closely with Pakistani authorities on this case, following the practices developed in previous high-profile counter terrorism investigations," the spokesperson said.