Access to the 26/11 Mumbai plotter

In India, Terrorism on June 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm

US National Security Advisor James Jones has stated today that David Coleman Headley, the Pakistani-American LeT operative, has confessed his role in Mumbai attacks and India has been given access to him.

Indian investigating officers are already in Chicago, US for the purpose of investigating Headley who is lodged in Chicago jail.

US decision to provide access to Headley needs to be welcomed as it highlights the importance & relevance of international co operation in matters related to terrorism and fulfills US commitment of extending help in nailing the 26/11 plotters and executors.

One must understand that cases involving nationals of other sovereign countries acquire high sensitivity and should therefore be dealt with in the legal frame work of that nation. Indian assurance to work with in the US legal framework should be seen in this context.

Keeping in view the reality of trans border international terrorism, I would like to emphasize the need for international legal provisions to deal with such cases without offending the sensitivities of each other.

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