Staff Reporter

Mumbai: With the revelation of David Coleman Headley’s role in the 26/11 conspiracy, the Mumbai police are expected to seek information from the FBI who have his custody.

Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told the special sessions court, that the prosecution might submit a Letter Rogatory, or a letter of request, to the court to obtain information on Headley and his co-conspirator Tahawwur Hussain Rana.

“We have been told that Lashkar-e-Taiba had adopted different modules to gather information about various targets in Mumbai. Some people were assigned the job of collecting information on the internal arrangements of the hotels in Mumbai, some were tasked with drawing up maps, and some had to photograph [locations]. We want to know what evidence the FBI has collected,” Mr. Nikam said.

He refused to divulge the parameters along which India was seeking information from the U.S. “We are in the process of further investigation. It is too premature to say anything right now,” he said.

However, the Headley-Rana angle would not have “any adverse effect on the 26/11 trial.” “Kasab’s trial is in the final stage. It won’t be prolonged because of the arrest of Headley and Rana.”

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