26/11 Terror Attacks: Indian government is trying to extradite US-based accused David Headley

MoS External Affairs Minister VK Singh informed that the Indian government in touch with the USA to extradite accused involved in Mumbai Terror Attack


The custody of the accused in Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks, David Coleman Headley might shift to the Indian authorities. Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs VK Singh on Wednesday said that the government is in touch with United States of America (USA) to extradite the accused involved in Mumbai terror attacks including Headley. 

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Singh informed that the government is trying to extradite David Headley, an American terrorist with Pakistani origin, under the provision of Indo-US extradition treaty which was signed in 1997. 

Singh further informed that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) visited the US between December 13 to 15 in order to discuss the terms for taking Headley along with other US-based accused into Indian custody. Headley is currently serving 35 years of imprisonment in the US for his conviction in Mumbai terror attacks which martyred 166 people. 

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VK Singh said that both the US and India called on Pakistan to prosecute and punish those involved in Mumbai, Pathankot, and Uri terrorist attack. This was asked from Pakistan in a two-plus-two dialogue between the US and India on September 6, 2018.