Wed, 29 May 2013 15:30:00 GMT | By PTI

26/11: India may get access to Headley, Rana

Government sources say the US has indicated that India could be given access to Headley, for the second time, and an opportunity to question Rana


26-11: India may get access to Headley, Rana (© Reuters)

New Delhi: India may get access for the second time to Mumbai attack terrorist David Headley and his accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana, currently in the custody of the United States, for questioning. The positive indication was given by Washington to New Delhi during a recent bilateral meeting held in America.

Government sources said following New Delhi's consistent persuasion, the US has indicated to interlocutors that India could be given access to Headley, who carried out a recce of the 26/11 targets for the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, for the second time to get more information about the conspiracy hatched to carry out the 2008 attack.

The US, which has not given any opportunity to question Rana, may also allow Indian investigators to question the Pakistani-Canadian, who was sentenced by an American court for his involvement in a terror plot in Denmark. Indian investigators believe that if they could quiz Rana, many hidden information could come into light as Rana was a close associate of his Pakistani-American friend Headley.

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