The Indian Consulate in Chicago on Thursday said the papers related to issuance of visas to terror suspects David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Rana had not gone missing and the “relevant information” in this regard is available with the Indian government.
“We have not reported loss of any papers regarding issuance of visa to David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana. Relevant information concerning the issuance of visa to these persons is available with the Government of India,” a senior consulate official told PTI in Chicago.
The official’s remarks comes in the wake of reports surfaced in the media that papers on the basis of which Headley and Rana were issued visas by the Consulate may have gone mysteriously missing.
Commenting on the report, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao yesterday said in New Delhi that she had asked for a “factual report” from Chicago’s Consulate General on the issue.
Pakistani-origin US national Headley and Pakistani-Canadian Rana had travelled to India on multi-entry visas issued by the Indian mission.