Clarification sought on Headley's name

 This follows Washington’s handing over a one-page report on the issue. The Home Ministry is examining the report sent by the US on Monday on the findings of a “full review” on the inputs it had received on the Pakistani-American terrorist before or after 26/11 terror attacks.

Officials said had there been any indication that Headley changed his name from Dawood Gilani and that he was a Pakistani-American, it would have definitely alerted Indian immigration officials during his multiple visits here. “But there was no indication of it in his passport. Moreover, someone must have helped him change his name,” an official said.

In its one-page report, the US informed India that intelligence inputs it had about the Mumbai terror plotter was not enough to sufficiently establish his role in planning 26/11 attack. The US security agencies received only some general information relating to Headley and his activities but nothing specific which could connect with Mumbai terror attack in 2008, it said.

US President Barack Obama had on Monday also shared with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh results of the ongoing probe into why US intelligence agencies failed to connect the LeT terrorist to the Mumbai attacks. India is also planning to send Letters Rogatory to the US seeking copies of the complaints made by Headley’s two wives about his training with Pakistani militants for a “special mission” against India.

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