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Updated: December 11, 2009 11:07 IST

Too premature to comment on Headley extradition: U.S.

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In this courtroom drawing David Coleman Headley, left, pleads not guilty before U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber on December 9, 2009, in Chicago to charges that accuse him of conspiring in the Mumbai attacks and of planning to launch an armed assault on a Danish newspaper.
AP In this courtroom drawing David Coleman Headley, left, pleads not guilty before U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber on December 9, 2009, in Chicago to charges that accuse him of conspiring in the Mumbai attacks and of planning to launch an armed assault on a Danish newspaper.

It is “too premature” to talk about the extradition of U.S. national David Coleman Headley to India for his alleged role in Mumbai terror attacks, a top Obama Administration official has said.

Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, P.J. Crowley was responding to a question about the statement by Indian Home Secretary G.K. Pillai in New Delhi that India would seek extradition of Headley, who was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in October on charges of plotting terrorist attacks in Denmark and India.

“Obviously, we do have an extradition treaty with India, but how that will work going forward, I think that’s premature,” Mr. Crowley, told reporters at a news briefing.

Early this week, FBI formally charge sheeted Headley for being allegedly involved in the Mumbai terrorist attack.

“The FBI and Justice Department continue to share information with our foreign and domestic law enforcement partners in the Headley investigation,” Dean Boys, spokesman, National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice told PTI. “As a matter of long-standing policy, we never comment on extradition matters. Headley remains charged in federal court in Chicago and the investigation continues.”

In New Delhi, Mr. Pillai, told reporters that once India completes its probe into Headley’s links with the Mumbai terror attacks, the government will seek his extradition.

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