India on Sunday indicated the possibility of gaining access to terror suspects David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Rana, both arrested by FBI, once they are “indicted” by the US.
“We hope to have an access once both are indicted,” Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai told PTI when asked about Indian investigators’ chances of getting access to the arrested suspects, who planned a major terror plot to target the country at the behest of LeT.
Mr. Pillai, who was speaking on the sidelines of a function, said the investigations into the terror duo’s Indian trails will take another 3-4 weeks.
While Headley is a Pakistani-origin American national, Rana is a Pakistan-born Canadian citizen.
India is expected to get information about the plans and network of Headley and Rana next week when a high-level FBI team visits New Delhi with “all details” of their probe.
National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan had on Sunday said U.S. President Barack Obama informed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that he was seized of the case related to Headley and Rana.
During their meeting on Tuesday, Obama and Singh discussed the issue with an assurance by the former to send a high-level FBI team to India within a week with “all details”, Narayanan told journalists accompanying the Prime Minister on return home from his two-nation tour of US and Trinidad & Tobago.
The team is expected to give exhaustive details about the plans of Headley and Rana and their network in India.
“Let us see what information they share,” Mr. Narayanan said.