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India would like to get access to Headley and Rana: Rao

india Updated: Dec 09, 2009 00:00 IST

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India on Tuesday said it would like to get "access" to arrested US terror suspects David Coleman Headley and his accomplice Tahawwur Rana for interrogation following incriminating evidence about their role in the Mumbai attacks.

New Delhi also said that it expects a satisfactory solution to the problem of terrorism in Pakistan while dealing with the larger issue of terrorism emanating form that country and Afghanistan.

"We would like to have access to interrogate these accused (Headley and Rana) persons," Rao told newsmen accompanying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his return home from Moscow.

She was replying to a question whether India would seek the extradition of Headley and Rana, who are currently in FBI custody, in Chicago in the US.

Her comments came a day after US authorities charged Headley with criminal conspiracy in the Mumbai attacks.

Rao said it has emerged that there were lots of incriminating evidence about the role of Headley and Rana in planning the Mumbai attacks.

Available evidence also suggested that some of the conspirators of the 26/11 attacks were from Pakistan, she said.