FBI team to follow up leads on Headley's activities in Pak
Close on the heels of US authorities charging LeT operative David Coleman Headley for facilitating the Mumbai attacks, the FBI will follow up leads related to his activities and connections in Pakistan.world Updated: Dec 09, 2009 21:59 IST
Close on the heels of US authorities charging LeT operative David Coleman Headley for facilitating the Mumbai attacks, the FBI will follow up leads related to his activities and connections in Pakistan.
A joint team of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and US Department of Justice will "follow up leads in the case", including Headley's activities and connections in Pakistan, US embassy spokesman Rick Snelsire said.
He did not give further details.
"We have been having close consultations with Pakistani authorities in this investigation and the joint FBI-Department of Justice team will meet officials of various government agencies," Snelsire told PTI today.
Authorities were unwilling to divulge details about the US team's visit to Pakistan for security reasons.
Pakistan has witnessed a wave of terrorist attacks in the past few weeks and visits by all US officials are usually cloaked in secrecy.
Headley, who was earlier accused by US authorities of planning an attack on a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of prophet Mohammed, was charged on Monday with conducting surveillance on targets in Mumbai before the terrorist attacks in November 2008 that killed 166 people.
Born as Daood Gilani, Headley changed his name so that he could travel to India without arousing the suspicion of authorities.