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Headley's Mumbai home traced; NIA probes 26/11 link

The suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Coleman Headley, arrested by the FBI for plotting terror attacks in India and Denmark, had stayed at an apartment in Breach Candy area in Mumbai for less than a year, according to reports.

india Updated: Nov 17, 2009 16:39 IST

The suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Coleman Headley, arrested by the FBI for plotting terror attacks in India and Denmark, had stayed at an apartment in Breach Candy area in Mumbai for less than a year, according to media reports.

Reports said he lived on the fifth floor of A Block of Shyam Nivas building in apartment number 56 as a paying guest with a Sindhi couple in south Mumbai till April 2008.

Interestingly, this building is just 5-min walk away from US consulate building. The revelation comes amidst the investigating agencies' efforts to retrace the steps of Headley and his associate Tahawwur Rana across India.

Headley had told the elderly couple that he was running an immigration agency in the city.

According to reports, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is investigating Headley's possible role in the Mumbai terror attacks last November.

NIA officials, sources said, believe it would be too early to rule out his involvement in attacks.

Investigators, probing the terror links on Headley and Rana have found that both the suspects were moving freely in Pakistan, from where the Mumbai attackers had come, reports said.

More than 20 teams of sleuths of NIA are probing Headley-Rana trail and central security agencies have been formed for gathering information about the places the duo had visited between 2006 and 2009.