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Pakistan arrests Retd Major for suspected links with Headley

Pakistan army has arrested a retired Major for his alleged links with terror suspects David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, nabbed by FBI on charges of plotting attacks against India and Denmark.

world Updated: Nov 25, 2009 14:48 IST

Pakistan army has arrested a retired Major for his alleged links with terror suspects David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, nabbed by FBI on charges of plotting attacks against India and Denmark.

Chief military spokesman Maj Gen Athar Abbas said the Major, who retired two years ago, has been arrested and is currently being questioned by intelligence agencies.

He was held as he was "in communication" with Headley and Rana, Abbas said.

However, Abbas denied a report that five army officers, including two serving Colonels and a retired Brigadier, had been detained by authorities, describing it as a "fabrication" by those running a "campaign" to embarrass the Pakistan Army.

The retired Major, who was not identified, was reportedly arrested in the garrison city of Rawalpindi that houses the Pakistan Army's General Headquarters.

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