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Police now want to quiz Headley, Rana

The Mumbai police, on Monday, submitted an application before the Espalande court seeking a Letter Rogatory to investigate Pakistan-born Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Coleman Headley, and his accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana. The two are the key accused in the November 26 terror attack.

mumbai Updated: Sep 06, 2011 00:41 IST
HT Correspondent

The Mumbai police, on Monday, submitted an application before the Espalande court seeking a Letter Rogatory to investigate Pakistan-born Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Coleman Headley, and his accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana. The two are the key accused in the November 26 terror attack.

"We have submitted the application praying for Letter Rogatory to interrogate Headley and Rana. We are now waiting for the court's directions in the matter," said joint police commissioner (Crime), Himanshu Roy.

Previously, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had sent two Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) requests to the USA and one Letter Rogatory request to Pakistan, following Headley's revelations during his testimony before a court in Chicago.

Home minister P Chidambaram said in the Lok Sabha that the NIA was awaiting the transfer of some evidence from the USA, and a chargesheet would be filed after the agency received the last bit of information.

Meanwhile, in response to the Letter Rogatory to Pakistan, an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi had allowed the setting up of a commission to be sent to India to record the statements of key witnesses in Mumbai attack case.