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Rahul Bhatt quizzed by NIA officials; more rounds to go

mumbai Updated: Dec 16, 2009 17:57 IST

Rahul Bhatt, son of ace film director Mahesh Bhatt, was questioned by investigators to probe his association with David Headley during the Pakistani-American terror suspect's stay in Mumbai.

The junior Bhatt was called by the officials of National Investigation Agency (NIA) twice for detailed questioning on Headley and what was the basis on which he found him to be an undercover sleuth of US spy agency CIA, official sources said on Wednesday.

During questioning by NIA officials, Bhatt said Headley had been often talking about commando training and skills, clearing obstacles. Headley had also boasted about his swift responses to any situation, the sources said.

Bhatt was also asked about the places he visited along with Headley and the nature of his conversation he had with the terror suspect, the sources said. A formal statement of Rahul Bhatt was however yet to be recorded and would be done so once other things fell in place, the sources added.

Rahul's father Mahesh Bhatt told PTI that he had been called by the NIA officials to understand the basis of his claim that Headley was a CIA agent.

Bhatt has been maintaining that his son had done a duty what every citizen is expected to do but voiced his displeasure over some reports which had projected his son in a bad light.

NIA, which was set up in the aftermath of 26/11 Mumbai attacks, has registered a case against Headley and his accomplice Tahawwur Rana.