Headley probe on fast track
Based on the information shared by the FBI with India into terror designs of Pak-born US national and LeT operative David Coleman Headley, the country’s security agencies on Saturday intensified their efforts to probe his terror networks. HT Correspondent reports.india Updated: Nov 15, 2009 01:26 IST
Based on the information shared by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with India into terror designs of Pak-born US national and Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) operative David Coleman Headley (49), the country’s security agencies on Saturday intensified their efforts to probe his terror networks.
While the National Investigating Agency — which registered a case against Headley three days ago — carried out searches at Bandra, Goregaon and Khar in Mumbai along with Trident Oberoi Hotel, the Gujarat police formed a four-member team of senior police officers to investigate into his visit to the state.
“We had some information about that and we are working on it. Headley had come for a couple of days with one of his accomplices to Ahmedabad....that information seems to be almost confirmed,” said director general of police S. S. Khadwavala in Ahmedabad.
We have good info: PC
In New Delhi, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said that the Indian intelligence officials who visited the US in connection with the probe against Headley’s terror network had returned with “good information”.
On whether Headley was linked to the 26/11 attacks, Chidambaram said: “This is not a cricket match which gives a ball-by-ball description. Investigation is on and once the investigating agency completes investigations, we will share whatever has to be shared.”
Bhatt ‘deeply hurt’
In Mumbai, film director Mahesh Bhatt, however, expressed anguish over news reports that his son, Rahul Bhatt, has not yet been given a clean chit for his Headley connection.
“I am deeply hurt. He is a true and responsible Indian who himself volunteered to share the information with the agencies. Rahul’s heart is clear and he doesn’t require any clean chit from anyone,” Bhatt told the Press Trust of India.