Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said on Sunday that a man named Tahawwur Hussain Rana visited Kochi and stayed in a hotel there.

"It is being investigated whether he was the one later arrested in the U.S. [along with suspected LeT terrorist David Coleman Headley]. The passport of the arrested needs to be verified. Evidence related to Rana's visit has been conveyed to the Intelligence Bureau, which in turn will check the details with the FBI," he told reporters here on Sunday.

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