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India seeks access to Headley

India has been seeking access to Headley, 49, currently lodged in a Chicago prison, to unravel the conspiracy surrounding the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. The US has assured India that it would give access to him.

world Updated: Jun 04, 2010 01:31 IST

As Indian investigators are in the US hoping to quiz Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Thursday said providing access to him is "is perhaps the logical next step."

In his opening remarks at the inauguration of the first-ever Indo-US Strategic Dailogue, Krishna sought access to Headley, who has pleaded guilty to plotting the deadly Mumbai attacks.

Without naming 49-year-old Headley, Krishna said giving access to people apprehended by the US in connection with the the attacks "is perhaps the logical next step."