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My son does not require clean chit from anyone: Mahesh Bhatt

india Updated: Nov 14, 2009 19:07 IST

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Upset over reports attributed to security agencies that they have not cleared his son of any wrongdoing in connection with his dealings with terror suspect David Headley, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt on Saturday said he is hurt and that his son does not require a clean chit from anyone.

"I have read news reports attributed to security agencies wherein they have said that Rahul has not 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 PTI.

He also accused the security agencies of not keeping their word and leaking selective information to the media.

"We were asked to maintain silence, but see now what is happening. I kept my word (by remaining silent) and look what the security agencies are doing?" Bhatt said, adding that the investigating agencies were clueless about the identity of Rahul, who figured in Headley's e-mails to his LeT handler, until his son volunteered the information.

"It was my son who approached Rakesh Maria (Joint Police Commissioner, Mumbai) and shared details after which the investigations have gone on the right track. The agencies should acknowledge this truth," he said.