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RAW team in US to question Headley

world Updated: Nov 03, 2009 15:36 IST

A team of Indian officials from IB and RAW have arrived in the US for possible questioning of terror suspect David Coleman Headley, a Pakistan-born American national, who was arrested by the FBI for plotting a major attack in India at the behest of LeT.

However, both Indian and American officials sought to downplay the visit and remained tight-lipped on the schedule of the Indian team.

They said they can "neither confirm or deny" whether the officials from Intelligence Bureau and Research and Analysis Wing questioned Headley, who is currently under the custody of Federal Bureau of Investigation in Chicago.

49-year-old Headley was arrested by the FBI last month on charges of plotting a major terrorist attacks -- one in India in association with Lashkar-e-Taiba and another one in Denmark.

After the US announced his arrest, Home Minister P Chidambaram had said in New Delhi that a team of officials from the IB and RAW would visit the US to get more details about the case from the FBI and also quiz Headley.

However, officials here refused to comment on the team's visit.

"We can neither confirm this (IB and RAW officials quizzing Headley) nor deny this," was the response PTI received from both the FBI and US Department of Justice.