Indian Investigators Conclude Headley’s Interrogation
Indian investigators have conducted extensive interrogation of Pakistani born American national and Lashkar operative David Coleman Headley who has pleaded guilty to scouting targets for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, said media reports.
The US justice department said that Indian officials were provided direct access to interview Headley ‘as part of the co-operation and partnership between the United States and India in the fight against international terrorism’, reports said.
“Headley and his counsel agreed to the meetings and Headley answered the Indian investigators’ questions. There were no restrictions on the questions posed by Indian investigators,” the department said in a statement.
It also said that Headley, who entered a guilty plea on 12 counts in a Chicago court in March, answered questions over seven days, said reports.
Headley, who was arrested by FBI last year, admitted plotting to attack a Danish newspaper that published a cartoon many Muslims deemed offensive.
Headley, a Pakistani-American, initially denied the charges but changed his plea to avoid the death penalty or extradition to India, Pakistan or Denmark.
He also made several surveillance trips to India and Denmark.
According to court documents, he passed on information to his contacts within the Pakistan-based Islamic militant group, Lashkar-e-Taiba.
(Based on internet reports)