NIA obtained lot of info from Headley: Behara

"The NIA has obtained a lot of information on the attacks after questioning Headley," NIA Operations Head IGP Loknath Behara said.

However, more information needs to be gathered, he added.Headley was arrested in October 2009 in Chicago and pleaded guilty in March to plotting the Mumbai attacks.

Behara said NIA, probing various terror related cases in Kerala, would this month submit charge sheets relating to the burning of a Tamil Nadu state government bus in 2005 and the SIMI meet, both in nearby areas.

"The first case is burning of the bus at nearby Kalamassery on September 9, 2005, in which T Nazeer, alleged LeT operative and accused in the 2008 Bangalore blast case and Soofiya Madani, wife of PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani, are among the accused.
"The other relates to a SIMI meeting at Binanipuram at nearby Aluva," he said.

Behara said there was a 'Pakistan link' in the Kashmir recruitment case, in which four Keralites were killed in that state in an encounter with security forces in October 2008.

Abdul Rehaman, a Pakistan national, had operated from Hyderabad to recruit Keralites for militant activities. Nazeer was also an accused in this case.

Behera said there are "no legal tangles" in taking over the case relating to chopping of the right hand of T J Joseph, a lecturer of the Newman college in July this year and added that the centre's clearance was awaited.

The IGP however, declined to say anything on the case relating to frequent foreign trips of IGP Tomin J Thachankery, who was suspended from service for undertaking a trip to the Gulf, without seeking government permission.

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