US rules out extradition of Headley
Washington: The United States has ruled out any extradition of the American born LeT terrorist David Headley, in lieu of providing critical information to the US agencies about various other terror outfits. The Mumbai attack accused also agreed to co-operate with the government, as well as any foreign judicial proceedings held inside US through video conferencing or deposition, Attorney Gary S Shapiro informed a Chicago court on Tuesday.
The attorney ruled out any extradition for the 26/11 accused under a guilty plea that the Pakistani-American had entered into with the US government and in lieu of the co-operation he extended to the government and the crucial information about various terrorist outfits that he shared with the American investigating agencies.
“As the Court knows, Headley’s testimony helped secure a conviction against (Tahawwur) Rana. Further, Headley has agreed to provide truthful testimony in any proceeding in the United States if called upon by the United States Attorney’s Office, as well as any foreign judicial proceeding held in the United States by way of deposition, videoconferencing or letters rogatory,” Acting United States Attorney Gary S Shapiro told the Chicago Court in a 20-page submission.