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It's official: India can soon meet Headley

Indian investigators looking into the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai may get an early opportunity to question David Coleman Headley, the Pakistani-American currently being held in Chicago, considered to be one of the key planners behind those attacks. Anirudh Bhattacharyya reports.

world Updated: Apr 29, 2010 00:19 IST
Anirudh Bhattacharyya

Indian investigators looking into the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai may get an early opportunity to question David Coleman Headley, the Pakistani-American currently being held in Chicago, considered to be one of the key planners behind those attacks.

After a meeting between Solicitor-General Gopal Subramaniam and US Attorney General Eric Holder, the Indian embassy in Washington issued a statement, "The two partners agreed to take suitable steps to bring about direct access by Indian authorities to David Headley as soon as possible."

Dean Boyd, a spokesman for the Department of Justice, said, "We agree with the Indian Embassy's statement."

There was no clarity on what form the "direct access" will take though it will likely be through video-conferencing.