Hyderabad: At least two persons have been arrested in Pakistan on FBI advice, home minister P Chidambaram said on Friday, indicating an “obvious Pakistan link” to David Coleman Headley, nabbed by the American agency for plotting a major attack in India at terror group LeT’s behest.
“There is a Pakistan link. Dave Headley visited Pakistan a number of times and I think on the advice of the FBI, two or perhaps more people have been arrested in Pakistan,” he told reporters here.
He was replying to a question if there was any input on Pakistan link to the plot to attack the prestigious National Defence College in New Delhi in which FBI has arrested Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Pakistan-born Canadian citizen and a resident of Chicago.
“There is an obvious Pakistan link,” he said, referring to the affidavits filed by the FBI in a Chicago court.
On whether the Indian government was informed about it, Chidambaram replied in the affirmative.
“If you are asking whether I was informed about it, the answer if yes. If the question is whether you will be informed about it, the answer in no,” he quipped.
Details of conversation between Headley and Rana, submitted by prosecutors to the Chicago court, indicates that Lashkar-e-Taiba was giving priority to its attack on the National Defence College over other targets.
The reference to the National Defence College as a target was made by the duo during their conversation on 7 September, which was recorded by the FBI.