“Double agent” Headley visited Pune after 26/11

American terror suspect David Headley was a “double agent” of a US intelligence agency and carried out a recee of Raksha Bhavan, housing the Defence Ministry and National Defence Academy in Pune, according to a probe conducted into his activities by an Indian security agency.

49-year-old Headley was a “double agent” of the US intelligence agency and had also visited Pune after November 2008 Mumbai terror attack for which he had conducted a recce.

At present languishing in a jail in Chicago since October three last year, Headley had videographed a number of places in Pune including the Osho Ashram and National Defence Academy, during his visit to that city in March, 2009.

The information, shared by FBI during the meeting between security agencies and FBI chief Robert Muller, also showed that Headley was also collecting information about ‘Raksha Bhavan’. The US probe agency submitted fresh documents on Indian requests.

“The government is fully convinced that David Headley was a double agent. It has come to light that he visited Pune after 26/11 attack,” a senior government official, who did not wish to be identified, said.

Headley has been charged by the FBI with conspiracy of 26/11 terror strike in Mumbai amd Home Minister P Chidambaram, during his visit to Pune after a blast on February 13, had said that the government was still seeking access to Headley.

Security agencies have sought some more information from the FBI regarding interrogation of Headley. Security agencies in New Delhi have successfully trailed the movement of the American terror suspect within the country in a short span of time.


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